On October 26, Myron Jovan Richardson-Rivers, 27 of Canton, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Richardson-Rivers is charged with Domestic Abuse – By Strangulation, a felony with a maximum criminal penalty of three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. On or about October 24, a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence in Canton regarding a domestic disturbance. A neighbor alleged to hearing the victim being assaulted. The victim alleged to being pushed against a door (breaking a window), being punched, and choked. The victim admitted to grabbing and yanking out the defendant’s hair (to get away). Officers observed the victim’s cheek was enlarged and her elbow was red (from breaking the window). Richardson-Rivers alleged the victim grabbed his hair and dragged him down stairs, that he grabbed her and they fell together (injuring her cheek). He also claimed she broke the window alone and bit him on the hand. Officers didn’t observe bite marks. The defendant asked the deputy to speak with his daughter about what happened. The 8-year old allegedly stated she heard everything, that dad had pushed mom down the stairs, that dad was lying, and that mom was telling the truth.
On October 29, Drew Douglas Wiskow-Davis, 24 of St. Charles, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Wiskow-Davis is charged with four felonies; two counts of Theft – Take/Use/Transfer Movable Property – No Consent, and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property. All four counts each bear a maximum criminal penalty of five years in prison and/or $10,000 fines. On or about September 25, a Fillmore County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched regarding a stolen vehicle from the Stewartville Auto Center parking lot (in rural Fillmore County). Via security camera footage, someone (not the owner) had allegedly driven off with a red 1989 Ford F-250 pickup. The vehicle’s rear axle was damaged (wheel sticking out), making it easy to identify. On September 25, a suspicious person, allegedly identified as the defendant Wiskow-Davis, was seen with a pink bicycle and tool bag near Allen Bridge. The bicycle and tool bag were later allegedly reported stolen. On September 26, a sheriff’s deputy was advised of a disabled vehicle matching the stolen pickup near County Road 11 northeast of Fountain, tire missing off the rim. The tool bag and bicycle were reported stolen less than .5 miles from where the vehicle was found. Two eyewitness descriptions of Wiskow-Davis allegedly matched the S.A.C. security footage. The defendant is also known to visit Preston. The defendant’s driver’s license is revoked and he was convicted for receiving stolen property in Wabasha County in 2019.
In a related case, Wiskow-Davis also appeared regarding counts of Check Forgery – Falsely Endorse, and Offer/Possess With Intent to Defraud. Each is a felony with a maximum criminal penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. On October 8, a victim spoke to a Fillmore County sheriff’s investigator regarding someone passing his checks. The victim admitted his checkbook was allegedly in a vehicle stolen from Stewartville Auto Center (see above case). A check had allegedly been written out to Drew Davis, and attempted to be cashed at Merchant’s Bank in Rochester. The bank denied the cashing due to red flags. Two other checks had allegedly been written out to the Family Dollar Store in Preston. Footage from the Family Dollar Store security camera allegedly implicated Wiskow-Davis. After applying a search warrant to Wiskow-Davis’ apartment, the victim’s checks and checkbook were allegedly found (along with many other documents not belonging to Wiskow-Davis or his girlfriend). Wiskow-Davis has previously been convicted for receiving stolen property in Wabasha County in 2019.