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Valdes faces five charges related to Morris shooting

By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

Sergio Ismael Valdes will be in court Monday in connection with a shooting in Morris last summer that seriously injured an acquaintance of his.

Valdes will be arraigned at 8 a.m., Jan. 7, in Stevens County District Court.

Valdes has been charged with five crimes, including first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder, first degree assault, second-degree assault and a weapons charge.

Valdes is in custody on $250,000 bail.

Valdes, 18, faces the charges in connection with the early morning shooting of Reynaldo Sanchez Reyes, 21, at an apartment at about 1:20 a.m. on July 15.

Valdes allegedly shot Reyes in the chest with a small-caliber weapon, then fled before law enforcement could apprehend him, the weapon allegedly used in the shooting, or get a description of the vehicle he fled in.

Valdes was arrested by Phoenix, Arizona, law enforcement during a traffic stop on Dec. 7, and he is facing weapons charges in Phoenix.

Law enforcement in Phoenix agreed to have Valdes extradited before facing charges in Arizona, and Valdes also waived his extradition.