2nd Man Charged In State Fair Beer Exhibit Robbery
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Federal authorities have charged a second man in the armed robbery of a craft beer exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair.
According to the criminal complaint, 23-year-old Jordan Strickland of St. Paul helped another man with a gun bind two victims at the booth with duct tape and then stole about $104,000 in cash.
In September, federal prosecutors charged Antonio Washington with using a firearm in a crime of violence in the robbery.
The complaint says a State Fair employee who worked at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild exhibit identified Strickland as one of the robbers. The employee said Strickland, Washington and a third person met after the Aug. 29 robbery to divide the cash.
Strickland makes his first court appearance Friday.