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Rochester man pleads guilty to armed robbery

Authorities say he robbed Jeff's Little Store at gunpoint.

Posted: Jul. 30, 2018 1:53 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – An accused armed robber has pleaded guilty.

Dezmon Lee Johnson, 24 of Rochester, was arrested in January for robbing Jeff’s Little Store on Highway 52 at gunpoint. Authorities say Johnson robbed the store on January 19 and then crashed his van near the intersection of Countrywood Drive and 45th Avenue SE.

Johnson was caught after breaking into a garage.

He is pleading guilty to 1st degree aggravated robbery. Johnson’s sentencing is scheduled for September 17.

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