Michael Rhedin is described in court documents as Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s boyfriend.
Since Grazzini-Rucki arrest on October 18, 2015, Rhedin has attended many of Grazzini-Rucki’s appearances in both family and criminal court.
In 2014, Rhedin pleaded guilty to bringing a firearm into an elementary school in Lakeville, Minnesota. Rhedin entered the school to serve a subpoena issued by Grazzini-Rucki’s attorney, Michelle MacDonald, for school records.
According to Dale Nathan, Rhedin was involved in the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki.
Nathan told the Star Tribune he was with Grazzini-Rucki in her car with Samantha and Gianna on April 19, 2013, when the girls ran from their home in Lakeville. Nathan said after driving around for hours with Grazzini-Rucki and her daughters on the night the two sisters disappeared, Grazzini-Rucki dropped him off at a truck stop in Northfield.
Nathan said he was later picked up by Rhedin and then driven to his car in Burnsville.
Nathan also said it was “highly likely” that Grazzini-Rucki drove a vehicle owned by Rhedin when she picked up her two daughters after they ran from their home in Lakeville on April 19, 2013.
Rhedin was labeled in April 2015 as a “person of interest” by the Lakeville Police Department in the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki. Rhedin was never charged by law enforcement related to the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki.