A Red Wing man facing attempted murder charges was arrested Wednesday, July 3, 2019, while out on bail.
John Charles Roberts, 18, Red Wing, was out of jail on conditional release when he was taken into custody July 3 on open bottle and marijuana possession charges.
Roberts was arrested May 21 in the shooting of John Paul Smith. Roberts allegedly fired a weapon out of a Twin Bluff Road home multiple times, hitting Smith once in the neck. Smith survived.
Roberts faces charges of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and a dangerous weapon charge — all felonies.
On May 23, Roberts posted a non-cash bond payment to be released from Goodhue County jail. Roberts had been held in lieu of $700,000 bail with no conditions or $500,000 bail with conditions.
Because Roberts violated his conditional release on July 3, he was taken into custody.
At a bail hearing on July 3, the state asked for Roberts' bail to be increased to $2 million with no conditions or $1 million with conditions. The state argued that while Roberts' July 3 arrest involved fairly low level offenses, he is a serious risk to the public.
Judge Lawrence Clark ultimately decided that Roberts' $500,000 bail with conditions will stay in place and added an extra $50,000 bail.
A non-cash bond was posted on Friday, July 5, and Roberts was released.
Roberts is slated to appear in court twice this month: July 10 for a bail hearing and July 24 for an omnibus hearing.