RICHARDSON TOWNSHIP -- A Little Falls man faces armed robbery charges after he allegedly held up a Morrison County bar early Tuesday.

Sheriff's deputies responded to The Cave Bar & Grill at around 12:20 a.m. on a report of an armed robbery. The bar is at the intersection of Highway 27 and 370th Avenue about four miles north of Hillman.

Authorities say 39-year-old Dustin Watkins entered the bar with a scarf around his neck holding what appeared to be a black rifle. Watkins allegedly demanded money from the cash register and the E-tabs.

Witnesses say he left in a silver pickup and headed east on Highway 27 toward Onamia.

Mille Lacs County deputies were able to locate the truck and detain Watkins.

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The sheriff's office says evidence was found at the scene associated with the hold-up. Watkins is being held in the Morrison County Jail awaiting formal charges.


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