Red Wing man pleads guilty in Wal-Mart robberyA Red Wing man pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated robbery last week for his involvement in the robbery of Wal-Mart last spring.
A Red Wing man pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated robbery last week for his involvement in the robbery of Wal-Mart last spring.
Andrue David Landmark, 22, 280 Motel Ave., had originally pleaded not guilty June 15 to the robbery charge and a fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle charge. He entered his amended plea Friday.
According to a court complaint filed April 23, Landmark served as a lookout as another man, Matthew Warren Schmidt, 20, no permanent address, allegedly used a BB gun to rob a cashier April 22. A third man, Dylan Timothy Hanson, 20, 725 Bluff St., also allegedly served as a lookout.
After the robbery, Landmark and Schmidt fled the scene in a red pickup, leading officers on an 89-90-mile-per-hour pursuit along County Road 1, the complaint said. They abandoned the pickup in a field and hid in a tree grove for about 2.5 hours, the complaint says, before being arrested. Hanson was apprehended after a traffic stop that morning.
Officers found about $200 in one-dollar bills in a backpack that also contained Schmidt’s driver’s license. The store was also missing a stack of five-dollar bills.
Landmark will be sentenced Nov. 30.
Hanson pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated robbery in July and will be sentenced Friday. Schmidt has pleaded not guilty to a similar charge. A jury trial has been scheduled to begin Oct. 15.