Monticello man involved in Big Lake robbery, high-speed chase faces six felony counts

A 47-year-old Monticello man was charged Wednesday morning in two different counties for allegedly robbing a bar at gunpoint, driving while intoxicated and injuring a father and his year-old son during a high-speed attempt to flee police.

Kevin Parnell Green has been charged in Wright County with two counts of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and four counts of criminal vehicle operation causing great bodily harm. Green has been charged in Sherburne County with second-degree aggravated robbery and terroristic threats.

Greene was fleeing police and driving a Chevy Suburban the wrong way on Broadway Avenue Monday when he broadsided a car carrying 28-year-old Travis Kolles and his 1-year-old son, Layton. Both vehicles rolled over.

Kolles and his son remain in critical condition at North Memorial Medical Center with traumatic brain injuries. Travis Kolles sustained a traumatic brain injury, fractured ribs  and a collapsed lung as a result of the accident.

Big Lake Police Chief Joel Scharf released the Sherburne County complaint against Green Wednesday afternoon. The Wright County Attorney’s Office released its signed complaint shortly before noon via email.

Brian Lutes, assistant Wright County attorney, told the Monticello Times via email the compliant filed by his office contained six counts against Green, three for each victim. One count for each victim is based on the fact Green fled police and an accident occurred that caused great bodily harm.

Each the criminal vehicular operation based on gross negligence resulting in great bodily harm, Lutes, and one count each for criminal vehicular operate is based on Green’s being under the influence of alcohol and drugs; the Wright Count complaint stated Green also admitted to snorting cocaine the day of the crash.

According to Lutes, the charges filed against Green could change depending on the victims’ medical condition.”Travis and his son are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope they both improve so the charges don’t have to change,” Lutes stated.

Greene’s bail was set at $300,000 with the conditions that the defendant not use or possess drugs or alcohol with participation in the alcohol monitor and color code testing, remain law abiding, make future court appearances, and don’t leave the state of Minnesota without permission.

According to Lutes, bail was set at  $600,000 without conditions.  “In Minnesota, a defendant is entitled to bail and we aren’t able to hold him without bail on a pending charge. Green remains in custody.

According to Lutes, penalties stated in all counts filed against Green are the statutory maximums and don’t represent the guideline sentences. Green’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 2. Lutes said Green was previously
convicted of terroristic threats made during a domestic incident earlier this year.

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