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Child Neglect Charge for Ex-Husband of Shooting Suspect

Posted at: 01/31/2013 11:01 PM
Updated at: 01/31/2013 11:02 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe

It's been more than three weeks since the ex-husband of a Cloquet attempted murder suspect disappeared. On Thursday, he was charged with child neglect.

Thirty-seven-year-old John Edwin Bemis was last seen on January 7, one day after an alleged shooting by his ex-wife, Marie Majerle, in Cloquet. Bemis was formerly married to Majerle, who's been charged for allegedly shooting her current husband, Richard Majerle at their home in Cloquet.

The Majerles were in the process of getting a divorce. Bemis is not a suspect in this case, but could be a possible material witness to the shooting.

However, Carlton Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler said Bemis left after Marie Majerle's arrest, leaving the 14-year-old daughter they share alone.

There is now a warrant out for his arrest. Police still have no new leads on his whereabouts.