Rochester Man Arrested After ‘Shelter in Place’ Advisory in Lyle
Lyle, MN (KROC-AM News) - Mower County authorities say a Rochester man was responsible for a "shelter in place" advisory in Lyle Friday afternoon.
Austin Police Chief David McKichan says the situation started with an armed robbery at an Austin convenience store around 1:50 p.m. A news release says an off-duty Austin police officer was driving by the business and noticed a vehicle that was parked nearby matched the description of a car tied to a robbery at a liquor store earlier in the week. The officer informed the Mower County dispatch center about the vehicle at the same time an employee of the convenience store was calling in to report a robbery at knifepoint.
The first Austin police officer to respond to the scene encountered the suspect leaving and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled at "an extremely high rate of speed" into a residential area and the pursuit was called off in the interest of public safety. Austin police then worked to track the vehicle, which was spotted on I-90 traveling east and was pursued onto Highway 218 heading south toward Lyle.
Chief McKichan reported that after the suspect drove into Lyle he abandoned the car and fled on foot. Four law enforcement officers from three different agencies established a perimeter and the Austin/Mower Special Incident Response Team was brought in to search several unoccupied homes. Eventually, the armed robbery suspect was found hiding in some bushes in Lyle.
He was identified as 27-year-old Adrick Mims of Rochester. The news release notes he was wanted on some existing warrants at the time of his arrest and he was taken to the Mower County Jail pending the filing of charges.