Downtown Rochester Armed Robbery Leads to Prison Sentence
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A man who robbed another man of his wallet at knife-point in downtown Rochester earlier this year has been sentenced to 67 months in prison.
42-year-old Brandon Carmichael of Robbinsdale earlier entered a guilty plea to a first-degree aggravated robbery charge. Another charge of simple robbery was dismissed through the plea agreement.
The criminal complaint says Carmichael followed a customer out of a downtown Rochester restaurant in early January and confronted him while brandishing a knife. The victim complied with Carmichael's demand and handed over his wallet before calling 911.
The court document says Rochester police later located Carmichael at the Rochester Salvation Army, where he was still in possession of the knife. The victim identified Carmichael as the robber through surveillance photos and when he agreed to accompany officers to the Salvation Army and view him in person.
The judge in the case gave Carmichael credit for the 185 days he has already served in jail.