A Brainerd man pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of fifth-degree assault for his involvement in a Jan. 9 altercation at the Holiday Station Store in Brainerd.
Anthony William Brooks, 26, Brainerd, pleaded guilty Friday in Crow Wing County District Court to a charge of fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. As part of a plea agreement, a second charge against Brooks of felony third-degree assault was dismissed.
According to court documents, Brooks and another man, Deshawn Curtis Reed, 26, Brainerd, began fighting with a third man, Floyd McKenzie, 22, Brainerd, at the Holiday Station Store about 1:39 a.m. Jan. 9 near downtown Brainerd. During the altercation, a fourth man, Lante Morris, 22, Minneapolis, fired several shots from a handgun at Brooks and Reed -- one striking Reed in the hand and several shots hitting Reed's jacket.
Brooks, who appeared Friday before Judge Frederick Casey, was placed on one year supervised probation, given credit for time served and fined $365. He was released from jail Friday on his own recognizance.
Reed pleaded guilty to a third-degree assault charge Feb. 26 in connection with the Jan. 9 altercation. His sentencing is set 10 a.m. May 10.
Morris is scheduled to appear for a jury trial in May.
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