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Bail set at $1 million for Rochester man accused of stabbing 2-year-old

First-degree attempted murder charges were filed today against a 23-year-old Rochester man accused of entering an apartment Thursday and stabbing a 2-year-old child in bed, leading to life-threatening injuries. Bail is set at $1 million.

Antonio Deshawn Roebuck, 210 16th St. N.E., No. 202, is accused of stabbing the toddler four times in the chest and causing a large laceration across the child's abdomen. The child's intestines were hanging out of the cut, a witness told police. Roebuck is also accused of stabbing a 26-year-old man in the abdomen and back.

During the altercation, Roebuck allegedly said "I will kill you" to the child's mother, whom he had recently dated.

Roebuck was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder this morning in Olmsted County District Court. He was also charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats, and two counts of fifth-degree assault. Judge Jodie Williamson set bail at $1 million.

The complaint gives the following details of the stabbings, which happened around 6 a.m. in the 10 block of 10th Street Northwest:


On Thursday morning around 6 a.m., the 2-year-old's mother awoke to the sound of the boy crying, apparently in pain, and found Roebuck in the bedroom. Roebuck fought with others and stabbed them as well.

Roebuck, who allegedly jumped from a window to escape, was tracked by a police dog to a nearby garage. A trail of blood led from the apartment to where Roebuck was found.

In addition to the stab wounds, the 2-year-old suffered a large laceration across the abdomen. The child's kidney was lacerated, and he suffered a collapsed lung and significant blood accumulation in his chest cavity. Police said he remains in serious condition.

The 26-year-old was stabbed three times in the abdomen and once in the back, puncturing his kidney.

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