Christian Arevalo (Image courtesy Kandiyohi County)

The jury trial for a Willmar man accused of helping his brother shoot at a Willmar police officer and others July 4th has been moved back by 11 days. The Kandiyohi County District Court trial for 25-year-old Christian Arevalo was going to start Thursday but is now slated to begin September 26th.

Arevalo was initially charged with nine counts of Liability for Crimes of another including Attempted 2nd Degree Murder after allegedly driving his brother Sebastian to and from a home on Southwest 3rd Street, where Sebastian allegedly fired several shots at a police officer and others. The officer was there investigating an earlier drive-by shooting.

On August 7th, prosecutors amended the charges and added 11 more, so Christian Arevalo now faces a total of 20 charges including 10 counts of Aiding an Offender after the fact. He is currently being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on 750,000 dollars unconditional bail.

His brother, Sebastian, is slated to go on trial November 1st, with a settlement conference set for October 26th. He is being held on 1 million dollars unconditional bail.

(JP Cola, KWLM)

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