Man charged with felony after alleged robbery
A Rochester man is facing felony charges after he allegedly robbed an acquaintance, police said today.
Thomas Cornell McReynolds, 29, was charged Monday in Olmsted County District Court with one count each of simple robbery and theft, both felonies. He was also charged with giving a false name to a peace officer, a misdemeanor.
The incident began at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, when officers were called to the 1100 block of East Center Street, where they found the 34-year-old victim.
The man told police he and McReynolds had argued before McReynolds assaulted him, ripped the victim's pants pocket to get his money, then left the area in a car, the report says.
McReynolds was arrested after he was found in the vehicle during a traffic stop a few hours later.
In addition to the local charges, he also has a felony warrant for his arrest issued by Olmsted County Community Corrections, said Capt. Scott Behrns of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.
McReynolds remains in custody in lieu of $10,000 conditional bond. He's due back in court Nov. 3.