Rochester Man Admits to Armed Robberies in Austin
Austin, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man charged with robbing two Rochester convenience stores earlier this year has entered guilty pleas to three robbery cases in Austin.
26-year-old Adrick Mims today admitted to three counts of robbery while possessing a dangerous weapon. In exchange, Mower County prosecutors agreed to drop four counts of second-degree assault and a charge of fleeing police.
Mims was arrested in late June after he robbed an Austin convenience store and led Austin police on a high-speed chase into Lyle, where he fled on foot and was later found hiding in some bushes. A "shelter in place" alert was issued for the small community south of Austin while police were searching for Mims.
He was also charged with an armed robbery at an Austin convenience store on June 12 and a robbery at a liquor store on June 19. He is currently scheduled to be sentenced in March.
Mims is also currently scheduled to appear in Olmsted County Court later this month on charges stemming from the Rochester robberies. He is accused of robbing the Casey's General Store in the 1900 block of 7th Street Northwest by threatening an employee with a knife on June 5. Mims is also charged with the June 16 robbery of the Shell Gas N Go on East River Road Northeast, during which he allegedly wielded a box cutter. He is facing first-degree aggravated robbery and second-degree assault charges in each of the Rochester cases.