RED WING -- The Red Wing man who admitted to shooting a Rochester man in May 2019 was sentenced Wednesday to three years in state prison.
John Charles Roberts, 20, was sentenced in Goodhue County District Court by Judge Douglas Bayley to 36 months in state prison. He will receive credit for 343 days already served.
Roberts pleaded guilty to a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon on Oct. 5. Five other felony charges, including attempted first-degree murder, were dismissed as part of the plea, according to court records. Court records indicate that three misdemeanor and two gross misdemeanor charges Robert was facing in fours cases were also dismissed Wednesday.
Red Wing police officers were called about 2:45 a.m. May 21, 2019, to the area of Launa Avenue and Burton Street for a report that a man had been shot in the neck. On arrival, officers were approached by two men — one of whom had been shot.
The man, whom police said was from Rochester, had "what appeared to be a bullet wound on the right side of his neck. The wound was a round puncture about the size of a pencil," according to court documents.
Police arrested Roberts later that same day. He is believed to have fired multiple shots from an upstairs front window at his Twin Bluff Road residence. The Rochester man was sitting in a car in the home’s driveway.