Third defendant sentenced in assault, robbery case
From staff reports
A second man accused of luring a man to his Rochester hotel room and beating and robbing him of $70 has been sentenced to prison.
Olmsted District Judge Kevin Lund sentenced Andrew Terry Harris, 26, 404 Sixth St. S.E., on June 30 to 27 months in prison. He receives credit for 243 days served in jail.
Harris pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree aggravated robbery. Several other charges were dismissed.
The charges stemmed from an incident Nov. 1 in which Harris and another man lured a man to their hotel room. The other man, Kel-Rhonn Chatous Barnes, 21, was sentenced in May to 13 years in prison.
The victim told authorities he had gotten a call to meet someone he knew at a room at the Gas Light Inn in southwest Rochester. When he arrived, he said Barnes jumped out and hit him on the head with a bat or stick. The two men then began beating him with their fists, he said. A woman also was in the room, and the victim said she gave a wooden hanger to Barnes, who used it to hit him on the head. The victim got away and ran toward Miracle Mile shopping center. The two men chased him, yelling they had a gun and would shoot him. The victim ran into the Pizza Man restaurant and fell on the floor. Witnesses told police two men came in after the victim, kicked him in the stomach and used a hose and nozzle to hit him on the head. They fled when employees yelled.
The woman, Kahlia Mitchner, 20, has already been sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to theft.