Red Wing man charged with aggravated robberyA Red Wing man was accused this week of pulling a switchblade and a baseball bat on another man, then beating him and stealing the man's money.
By: Mike Longaecker, The Republican Eagle
A Red Wing man was accused this week of pulling a switchblade and a baseball bat on another man, then beating him and stealing the man's money.
Luis Angel Miranda, 45, was charged Thursday with multiple felonies, including first-degree aggravated robbery and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
He was being held Friday in Goodhue County jail on $200,000 unconditional bail, or $50,000 with conditions.
According to a criminal complaint, Miranda was waiting inside a car parked in a Featherstone Township shed Tuesday when a 24-year-old resident of the property led the alleged victim inside.
The alleged victim, a 26-year-old Zumbrota man, said Miranda got out of the car and said, "I don't like little white boys that act like you," the complaint states.
The alleged victim told police he attempted to flee after Miranda grabbed a bat from inside the car. The 26-year-old fell down and Miranda allegedly smacked him on the arm with the bat.
According to the complaint, Miranda produced a switchblade and told the man, "If you get up, I'll kill you."
Miranda then took money from the alleged victim's pockets and took his cell phone, the complaint states. The alleged victim's wallet and ball cap were left behind and later recovered by police.
Police said the 26-year-old received injuries to his arm and a large cut on his nose during the incident.
The 24-year-old who led the alleged victim to the scene told police he was not there during the incident, but suspected it was sparked by a drug deal.
Assistant Goodhue County Attorney Chris Schrader said the 24-year-old has not been charged with a crime. He said the case remains under investigation.
Officers went to Miranda's East Fourth Street residence, where he admitted to being at the property where the alleged robbery took place, the complaint states. He denied owning a baseball bat, but allegedly fessed up after police discovered one in his car.
"I have one in the car. Everyone does," he said, according to the complaint.
Miranda returns to Goodhue County District Court July 2 for a continued first appearance.