Court ‘No Show’ Leads to Arrest Warrant For Rochester Man
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Rochester man with a lengthy history of burglary, auto theft, and fleeing police convictions dating back to the mid-1990s because he failed to report for a recent hearing in Olmsted County Court.
46-year-old Raymond Gurneau Jr. was released from custody without bail in April after he was arraigned in April on multiple counts of felony theft and a charge for illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He requested an omnibus hearing and was instructed to return to court in early August, but was a “no show.”
The criminal complaint against Gurneau alleges he ran up more than $2500 in charges on stolen credit cards last September. The court document says investigators were able to identify Gurneau as the suspect by reviewing surveillance camera videos from the stores where the purchases were made.
A later search of joint hotel rooms shared by Gurneau and a woman uncovered numerous IDs and credit cards that did not belong to the suspect, along with four stolen computers, keys to a stolen vehicle in the hotel parking lot, two firearm magazines loaded with 10 bullets and several grams of methamphetamine.