Suspect in Roseville hit-and-run has lengthy record

4:30 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
  • Sgt. Travis Torgerson (l), Sgt. Michael Stroud (r)
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ROSEVILLE, Minn. - The man accused of hitting two Army recruiters with his SUV and dragging one for more than half a mile has dozens of arrests in Hennepin  and Ramsey Counties.

A records search for the 52-year suspect shows at least 41 criminal cases filed against him, ranging from assault and domestic abuse to drug offenses and aggravated robbery. The arrests begin in 1988 and run through August of 2013.

Charges in the hit-and-run could be filed against the suspect as early as Wednesday afternoon.

Roseville Police say the two uniformed recruiters were struck Tuesday afternoon as they walked near the Crossroads shopping center in Roseville.

Officials say one of the recruiters, 42-year-old Sergeant First Class Travis Torgerson of Circle Pines, was trapped under the Jeep Cherokee and was dragged about three-quarters of a mile before he was able to free himself.

Roseville police say Torgerson suffered a broken leg and other severe injuries which are not believed to be life threatening. The second victim, a 29-year-old Sergeant Michael Stroud of Brooklyn Center, was thrown over the hood of the SUV but was able to walk away with minor injuries.

Police arrested the suspect at a car dealership in Roseville. 

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