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Man charged with threatening, robbing individuals in Willmar

WILLMAR — Rufujio Kooky Schorn, 21, made a first court appearance Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court on multiple charges of allegedly robbing four individuals and threatening to kill or harm six individuals during two separate incidents last month in Willmar.

Schorn, no address given, who is also known as Rufugio Kooky Muniz III, was charged with four felonies, including one count of aggravated robbery in the second degree and three counts of threats of violence. He also faces a petty misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the complaint filed against him, on May 29 Schorn verbally threatened to shoot or kill two individuals at a Willmar gas station and gestured with his hands to pantomime shooting a gun.

Both individuals told police they were fearful Schorn would make good on his threats and cause serious injury to them or others.

Officers recognized Schorn on the surveillance tape and put out a notice to arrest him.

The next day an officer from the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force saw Schorn knock on the door of a motel in Willmar and speak in an animated fashion with people inside the building while he kept his left hand behind his back around the waistband of his pants.

Four individuals at the motel told police later that Schorn told them he had a .22 pistol in the waistband of his pants, shouted that he didn't "wanna kill you" while demanding they give him all their money and clothes.

As the scenario was taking place, police approached Schorn and arrested him.

All four individuals said they were terrified Schorn would hurt them.

When he was arrested, police also found drug paraphernalia in his pockets.

An omnibus hearing is scheduled for Aug. 2.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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