Charges Filed in Rochester Drug Deal Turned Robbery
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Conditional bail was set at $20,000 each for a man and woman charged yesterday in connection with a drug-related robbery at a Rochester mobile home park last week.
Rochester police were called to a residence at the Parkside Mobile Home Park off Marion Road Southeast on August 6th after a Winona man and woman reported they had been robbed after arriving to meet a person to purchase marijuana through a deal arranged on the social media app Snapchat. The police report says a gun was pointed at the Winona man and the weapon discharged into the floor of the mobile home during a struggle that ended when the two men and a woman involved in the robbery fled with the victim's cell phone and cash.
The criminal complaint charging John Lockett and Ashley Heckman of Rochester with first-degree aggravated robbery indicates they have admitted being involved in the incident, but told investigators the other man was the person who introduced the gun into the equation. At last report, police were still looking for the third suspect.
Heckman and Lockett, who are both 20-years-old, are due back in court on August 22nd.