Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Steven Eugene Daniels of Fridley had pleaded guilty to holding up Discount Tobacco and Groceries.
A federal judge sentenced Steven Eugene Daniels of Fridley to 160 months in prison Monday for the June 14, 2012 armed robbery of Discount Tobacco and Groceries, 315 Osborne Rd. NE, Fridley. Daniels was convicted of one count of interference with commerce by robbery, according to a statement from the office of the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. As part of a plea deal, Daniels admitted he accompanied another man he knew only as "Joker" to rob the store, and that "Joker" was armed. Daniels took money from the till and both fled, leading to an unsuccessful overnight search for the accomplice. Related:
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Police caught Steven Eugene Daniels after the armed robbery at Discount Tobacco and Groceries on June 14. His alleged accomplice escaped an overnight manhunt.
A Fridley man pled guilty in federal court Tuesday to robbing a store on Osborne Road last June. Steven Eugene Daniels faces as many as 20 years in prison under an agreement in which he entered a guilty plea on one count of interference with commerce by robbery. United States District Judge Joan N. Ericksen heard his plea and will sentence him at a future hearing. The June 14, 2012 robbery at Discount Tobacco and Groceries, 315 Osborne Rd. NE led to a massive but unsuccessful overnight search for Daniels' accomplice, who had a firearm according to Daniels' plea. Police arrested Daniels on 58th Avenue NE between Washington and Seventh in Fridley that night. He told police he knew his accomplice only as a man named "Joker" who "held him at …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
He claims gunman ordered him to help rob Osborne Rd. store, according to the criminal complaint.
The man charged with armed robbery of an Osborne Road store June 14 said he did it because his accomplice, who he knows only as "Joker," also threatened him with the gun. That's according to the criminal complaint Anoka County prosecutors filed against Steven Eugene Daniels, 45, of Minneapolis. Daniels faces two counts: Authorities arrested Daniels after stopping the car he was driving a second time in Fridley within minutes of the alleged holdup. (The car drove off after deputies pulled it over the first time on Highway 65, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.) The other man got away—despite a massive manhunt with K-9 search teams and a State Patrol helicopter that lasted more than three hours and involved the State Patrol, …