Beyer

(St. Cloud, MN) -- A Stearns County man will serve more than eight years in prison for crashing his vehicle into the home of a bi-racial family in Cold Spring. Thirty-three-year-old Benton Beyer of Richmond was convicted of multiple felonies including second-degree assault motivated by bias. Police say Beyer used a large rock to hold down the accelerator of a stolen S-U-V, aimed it at the home, and fled the scene as it crashed in July 2021. Investigators said Beyer was motivated by bias after learning his girlfriend cheated on him with a Black man.