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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) -  A Rochester man was sentenced today to nearly 3 years in prison for a conviction stemming from an armed robbery at Apache Mall earlier this year.

23-year-old Tamarick Shaffer earlier entered a guilty plea to a second-degree assault charge in the case. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped four other felony charges, including two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery, another second-degree assault charge, and a charge of threats of violence. His 33-month prison term will be reduced by the 192 days he has already spent in jail.

Tamarick Shaffer - Olmsted County ADC
Tamarick Shaffer - Olmsted County ADC
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Shaffer was arrested in late April after what started as a shoplifting incident escalated into an armed robbery. According to the criminal complaint, Shaffer and another man were accused of stealing a sweatshirt from the Nuka Listra store in the Apache Mall. After a store employee who witnessed the theft chased after the two men, Shaffer was accused of pulling out a handgun and pointing it at the employee's head before stating he was going to "pop him."

Olmsted County Court
Olmsted County Court
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The court record says Shaffer and the other man then ran out of Apache Mall. investigators were able to identify and locate Shaffer a couple of days after the incident.

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