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Five arrested in Annandale murder, one suspect still sought

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 28, several individuals arrived at the Poplar Ave. home of Kyle Greene in Annandale. Their intent, stated later to police, was to rob him of cash and/or drugs. The result was that Greene was shot with a shotgun as the group left. Greene died, everyone else fled. Police were called after Greene’s girlfriend came home from work and found him dead in the garage; that was just before 8 a.m. Saturday.

Five people have been arrested in the case thus far, and a juvenile has been questioned. A sixth suspect is sought for second-degree murder and aggravated robbery.

Tyler Fisher and Samara Juhl were arrested Sunday, Sept. 29. Soltis was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 2, after a high-speed chase; an unidentified 16-year-old girl who was Soltis’ passenger in the car also was arrested. Igho-Osagie turned himself in Oct. 2, and Thomas Saengchanthalath was arrested that same day. 

Fisher was apparently the driver; he also took from his mother’s gun safe the gun that was to be used in the robbery; he is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder while committing a felony (first-degree aggravated robbery), aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery, and aiding an offender as an accomplice after-the-fact. 

Juhl apparently set Greene up for the robbery, calling him to set up a drug buy; she is charged with aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery, and aiding an offender as an accomplice after-the-fact. 

Soltis is charged with second-degree (not premeditated) murder, murder while committing first-degree felonious aggravated robbery, and fleeing police in a motor vehicle. 

Igho-Osagie admitted to others that he shot Greene; he is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder while committing a felony (first-degree aggravated robbery).

Thomas Saengchanthalath was booked into jail and later released, with no charges. 

According to the Annandale Advocate, Fisher could face 120 years if convicted with the maximum sentence; Juhl 40 years; Soltis 100+ years; and Igho-Osagie 100 years.

The Advocate also quotes Annandale police chief Jeff Herr as being pleased with the speed and progress of the investigation, and that this was a crime targeted against Greene, and not a random act of violence.

As of press time Tuesday afternoon, 18-year-old Preston Saengchanthalath is still being sought as a suspect in second-degree murder and armed robbery. Annandale Police state that he may be in the St. Cloud area, and that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Meanwhile, a man is dead. Greene’s family is dealing with this unfathomable tragedy. They issued a statement last week thanking the public for their condolences and prayers. They are fully cooperating with authorities, but have otherwise requested that they be allowed to grieve in private. Greene was 42 and, no matter his past or recent activities, he did not deserve the violence that as many as seven young people planned for him.

The Sept. 28 murder is still under investigation. 

Anyone with information that can help in this case should call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office dispatch directly at (763) 682-7733.