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Rochester, MN ((KROC-AM News) - The prospective jurors for a Rochester man's trial were sent home this morning after he entered into a plea agreement just before jury selection was scheduled to begin in the case.

23-year-old Tamarick Shaffer today entered a guilty plea to a second-degree assault charge through a plea deal that calls for the dismissal of a first-degree aggravated robbery charge. He is scheduled to be sentenced in early November.

Shaffer was arrested in late April following a shoplifting incident at Apache Mall that escalated into an armed robbery. Shaffer and another man were accused of stealing a sweatshirt from the Nuka Llakta store and were chased down and confronted by a store employee who witnessed the theft. The criminal complaint alleged Shaffer responded by pulling out a handgun, pointing it at the employee’s head, and stating he was going to "pop" him.

Apache Mall - Google Maps
Apache Mall - Google Maps

Shaffer and the other man then fled from the shopping mall. Rochester police were able to identify and locate Shaffer a couple of days after the April, 24 incident.

Amazing 110-Year Old Kutzky Park Home for Sale - Just $220,000

The home at 851 1st Street SW is amazing in many ways, notably the gorgeous built-ins. Even for a home built in 1912, the craftsmanship is on another level.

From the property description:

  • Home is in the Community Land Trust program (homeowner owns home and improvements. $25/month land lease, Income guidelines)
  • Amazing Balcony off of the master bedroom.
  • All three bedrooms on the upper floor
  • Bonus room on the top floor that could be a fourth bedroom.
  • Original woodwork also stained glass.
  • Sunroom off the kitchen and dining room
What is the Community Land Trust? Basically, the trust owns the land and leases it to the homeowner. That takes the land out of the purchase price. Learn all about it by clicking here.

Property represented by: Afton Zelinski

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