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Willmar man suspected of assault, robbery

WILLMAR -- Willmar police have arrested one suspect and expect to make more arrests tied to an alleged robbery and assault reported Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of Ann Street Southeast.

WILLMAR - Willmar police have arrested one suspect and expect to make more arrests tied to an alleged robbery and assault reported Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of Ann Street Southeast.
Jonathan Roy Mead, 26, of Willmar, was arrested Sunday and made his first court appearance Tuesday on charges of aggravated robbery in the first degree, simple robbery and assault in the fifth degree.
Mead remained in custody in Kandiyohi County Jail as of Tuesday evening. Bail has been set at $100,000 without conditions, and $50,000 with conditions. He will make his next court appearance Dec. 15.
According to the criminal complaint, a Willmar officer was dispatched around 4 p.m. Saturday to a Willmar residence on a report of a knife incident and met with the victim.
The victim told the officer he received a call from a friend instructing him to meet at a residence in the 400 block of Ann Street Southeast to lend her $30 in cash.
After he arrived at the residence to lend his friend the money, a man he did not recognize answered the door. The victim described the man as being about 6 feet tall and having short, dark hair and wearing a white tank top and jeans.
The victim stepped inside and was then allegedly punched repeatedly by the man in the white tank top, who demanded that the victim give him all the money in his wallet.
A second man, who the victim described as being nearly 6 feet tall and wearing a black T-shirt and a gray baseball cap, then held a pocket knife against his back.
The two men allegedly took the cell phone the victim was carrying, along with $425.
According to the criminal complaint, the officer also spoke with two witnesses.
The first witness identified the woman who asked the victim to lend her $30 and described the suspects in the robbery.
This witness reportedly saw a man and a woman run from the house following the alleged assault and robbery. He said the woman running from the house was the victim’s friend who asked for the $30.
A second witness said she was in the house at the time of the incident and saw one of her male friends and the victim exchanging punches.
The victim later identified Mead as one of the suspects in a photo lineup.

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