Convicted Armed Robber Set to Plead Guilty to Rochester Hold-Ups
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A former Rochester man who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for a number of armed robberies in Austin has reached a tentative plea deal with Olmsted County prosecutors involving charges connected to a couple of armed robberies in Rochester last summer.
26-year-old Adrick Mims has submitted a petition to enter a guilty plea that says he will admit to two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and a domestic assault charge. The robbery charges stem from holdups at two Rochester convenience stores.
Mims was accused of stealing $624 from the cash register at the Casey's General Store in the 1900 block of 7th Street Northwest after he allegedly threatened an employee of the business with a knife on June 5, 2022. The second armed robbery occurred on June 16 at the Shell Gas N Go store at 3610 East River Road Northeast. In that case, Mims was accused of taking the money from the business's cash drawer while he was brandishing a box cutter. The criminal complaint says all Mims told investigators he committed the robberies because he needed money.
During the same month, Mims was responsible for three armed robberies in Austin. He previously admitted to robbing a convenience store on June 5, a robbery at an Austin liquor store on June 19, and a holdup add another Austin convenience store in late June. An off-duty Austin police officer witnessed Mims leaving the business after the third and he was arrested later the same day following a high-speed chase into the town of Lyle.
Mims was scheduled to appear for a plea hearing in Olmsted County Court on Wednesday, but because he is currently in the state prison system, he was unavailable to attend and the hearing is being rescheduled.