ROCHESTER, Minn. – One of the men arrested after a running gun battle in Rochester is pleading not guilty.
Thaddeus Maurice Merritt, 19 of Las Vegas, Nevada, is charged with drive by shooting and 2nd degree assault. Authorities say he and a juvenile are accused of participating in a two-vehicle chase and exchange of gunfire on August 14. Rochester police say it apparently began on Colonial Lanes and continued about Oxford Lane.
No trial date has been set. Merritt remains in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center on $150,000 bond.