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Caught by K9, man pleads guilty to car theft

Sean Mikesell

Sentencing set for July.

Posted: May 19, 2018 2:34 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man caught by a police K9 is pleading guilty to stealing a car.

Sean Alan Mikesell, 28 of Rochester, was arrested on January 27. Police say they were called about a suspicious vehicle on some property in the 6300 block of 10th Street SW. The vehicle matched a car reported stolen earlier in the day at a convenience store.

Officers said when they arrived on the scene, Mikesell got out of the car and ran into a wooded area. Police say when he refused to come out, the K9 unit was called.

Mikesell has entered a guilty plea to one count of theft of a motor vehicle. His sentencing is scheduled for July 9.

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