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Conditional bail set at $500,000 for Rochester man charged with attempted murder

Colby James Cleveland made his first appearance Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Olmsted County District Court on charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

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Conditional bail was set at $500,000 Wednesday for an 18-year-old Rochester man charged with attempted murder following an argument late last week at a northwest Rochester apartment complex.

Colby James Cleveland made his first appearance in Olmsted County District Court on charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Cleveland turned himself in Tuesday afternoon at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center hours after a warrant for his arrest was issued.

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At his first appearance, Judge Joseph Chase set conditional bail at $500,000 and unconditional bail at $1 million. Cleveland's next court appearance is scheduled for April 7.

Rochester police were called just after 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021, to Essex Park Apartments, 1027 41st St. NW, for a report of a shooting.

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Officers followed a trail of blood to an apartment, where they found a 49-year-old man standing in the doorway bleeding heavily from his left leg, according to the criminal complaint.

Cleveland was not at the apartment complex when officers arrived.

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Emily Cutts is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. She joined the Post Bulletin in July 2018 after stints in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
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