Two charged with assault in Winona

By John Weiss

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

WINONA — A Winona man and a man from Buffalo City, Wis., have each been charged in Winona District Court with 19 felonies related to a robbery in which they allegedly threatened several people with a heavy chain and gun.

Jacob Paul Semling, 20, of Winona, and Kirk Cordell Glann, 22, of Buffalo City, were each charged May 3 with one count of first-degree burglary, six of second-degree assault, six of attempted first-degree aggravated robbery and six of kidnapping to commit great bodily harm/terrorize.

The complaints allege the pair broke into a Winona apartment May 1, with the help of a female accomplice who scouted out the apartment, and ordered everyone to get on the floor. Glann allegedly waved around a gun, and Semling allegedly waved around a heavy chain. They demanded money, the complaint says.


A person renting the apartment told the two men they were poor college students; that person was hit many times on the neck, arm and back, the complaint says. After the two left, the people in the apartment called police, who found Semling and Glann nearby and arrested them.

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