• Charges: Man Threw Punch That Left Victim With Brain Swelling

    8 days ago - By CBS

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Maplewood man faces charges after he allegedly punched another man who is now in critical condition.
    Kenneth Lax, 44, is charged with first-degree assault in Ramsey County.
    According to the complaint, police responded on Thursday evening to the intersection of Snelling Avenue North and Charles Avenue on a reported assault. When they arrived, they found a man lying in the street unconscious, with a pool of blood coming from his head.
    A witnesses who knew the suspect - later identified as Lax - provided police with his phone number. The witnesses said Lax approached the...
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  • St. Paul Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Cutting Girlfriend's Throat At Light Rail Station

    9 days ago - By CBS

    Originally published May 13, 2022
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A St. Paul man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly slashing his girlfriend's throat and leaving her to bleed out on a light rail platform. The victim told police that her life was saved by good Samaritans who applied pressure to her wound.
    Ray Criss, 36, is charged in Ramsey County with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault in connection with the Monday stabbing, court documents show. If convicted of the attempted murder charge, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Criss is currently in...
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