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Nelson charged with first-degree murder in Burnsville case, Schunk investigation continues

Anthony Lee Nelson, also known as Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, has been indicted by a grand jury with first degree murder in the shooting death of Palagor Obang Jobi, the Dakota County Attorney's office announced today in a press release.

Previously Nelson, 31 of Rosemount, had been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Jobi outside Nina's Grill in Burnsville. The indictments will supersede the prior charge, according to the press release.

Ashley Conrade, 24, of Rosemount, has been charged with one count of aiding an offender for helping hid Nelson in the the days leading up to his arrest.

Nelson is also suspsected in the stabbing death of Anarae Schunk, 20 of Burnsville. The Rosemount Police Department continues to lead the investigation surrounding Schunk's death.

The incident took place during the early morning hours of Sept. 22. According to the summary of facts in the case, Nelson, Conrade and Schunk were at Nina's Grill in Burnsville. At around 1:45 a.m. Jobi began talking with Conrade. Nelson confronted Jobi about talking to his girlfriend and a physical confrontation followed.  Shortly after multiple gun shots went off.

Nelson, Conrade and Schunk fled from the scene in a car. After watching police arrive on scene from a cul de sac nearby, the three drove to Conrade's Rosemount home.

Nelson was arrested in Rosemount Sept. 24. According to the press release, Officers went to Conrade's townhome in an attempt to find Nelson. As officers were setting up a perimeter around the house, Nelson was observed leaving the property. Officers then tried to stop Nelson and he fled the vehicle on foot. He was eventually caught in a nearby quarry.

While Conrade confirmed Schunk was with them during the incident on Sept. 22; neither Nelson nor Conrade provided information on her whereabouts after the incident. Schunk was found dead in rural Rice County on Sept. 30.

Nelson has been in custody, having failed to post bail. He is expected to make his first court appearance on the charges returned in the indictment Oct. 25

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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