Minneapolis man pleads guilty in Fond du Lac robberyA Minneapolis man accused of firing a shot as he left the site of a home invasion robbery on the Fond du Lac Reservation in December pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree aggravated robbery.
By: Duluth News Tribune , Pine Journal
A Minneapolis man accused of firing a shot as he left the site of a home invasion robbery on the Fond du Lac Reservation in December pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree aggravated robbery.
Jermain Kal Barney, 26, who according to the criminal complaint is about 6 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 300 pounds and is known by the nickname “Monster,” entered a residence on Mahnomen Road on Dec. 12 without consent.
He was accused of taking a bottle of oxycodone pills from a woman’s purse. He was confronted by a man in the house and a black bandana fell from his face, allowing others in the residence to identify him.
The complaint alleged that Barney pulled a gun outside the house, pointed it at a man and fired a shot at the man’s feet before fleeing in a red car. Police stopped the car within five minutes. Barney and two women were in the vehicle. Deputies found a black bandana in the car. The gun allegedly used in the incident wasn’t found. However, a spent bullet casing was found on the ground outside the residence.
As part of a plea agreement, charges of first-degree burglary and second-degree assault were dismissed by the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office.
Judge John DeSanto ordered an investigation of Barney’s background before sentencing on March 24.