ST. PAUL, Minn. - The man accused in the shooting death of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station Monday morning has been formally charged with one count of intentional second-degree murder and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Lyle Marvin Hoffman (Ty Hoffman) has not been apprehended, but he was charged Friday afternoon in Ramsey County District Court.
A nationwide warrant has been executed and prosecutors will ask for $1 million bail.
The criminal complaint against Hoffman will be sealed until he is in custody.
Authorities said in a news conference on Monday, that they believe that he is being helped by another "person or persons."
"We want those individuals to be aware that Mr. Hoffman has now been charged with intentionally murdering Kelly Phillips," said Ramsey County Undersheriff Joe Paget.
Aiding or abetting a criminal is a felony that carries up to a 20-year prison sentence, Paget said.
"We are urging anyone who has contacted Mr. Hoffman or has harbored or assisted him in any way since the murder of Mr. Phillips to voluntary come forward immediately," Paget added.
Investigators are securing and examining information from those who are close with Hoffman.