Rochester Man’s Prison Time Extended With New Conviction
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man with a history of felony convictions in Olmsted and Goodhue Counties has entered into a plea agreement that includes a five-year prison sentence.
25-year-old Logan Nathaniel Johnson today admitted to a felony charge of illegal possession of a firearm stemming from his arrest last November following a shoplifting incident at the Fleet Farm store in southeast Rochester. In exchange, the Olmsted County Attorney's Office dismissed a felony fleeing police charge and several misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor traffic violations connected to a police chase that occurred in northwest Rochester in October 2021.
The criminal complaint for Johnson's felony conviction says he was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and active warrants following an incident at the Fleet Farm store. He left behind a backpack that police later discovered contained a loaded handgun. The court record indicates Johnson was prohibited from possessing firearms and/or ammunition due to previous felony convictions.
After accepting his guilty plea this morning, an Olmsted County Judge sentenced him to five years behind bars, although he was given credit for the 229 days is already spent in jail since his arrest last fall. Johnson is already in prison serving time for theft, fraud, and fleeing police convictions in Goodhue County.