UPDATE: Prosecutors decline to pursue charges in alleged September armed robbery

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) —  Olmsted County prosecutors have decided not to file assault or robbery charges in a case from last September in Rochester.

Michael Brooks of Rochester had been accused of taking a man’s phone on September 25 while pointing a rifle at him in the 1500 block of 4th Avenue Southeast.

But after investigating the case presented by police, County Attorney Mark Ostrem decided not to prosecute Brooks on any of the recommended charges.

Brooks says he’s now trying to clear his name.

(An earlier version of the story posted October 15, 2018 is below.)

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – An observant investigator saw a vehicle that lead police to arrest a man accused of an armed robbery.

Michael Brooks allegedly took a man’s phone on September 25 while pointing a rifle at him in the 1500 block of 4th Avenue Southeast.

Police saw a vehicle linked to Brooks parked at 2119 15th Street Southeast Friday morning around 9:30.

The investigator already had a warrant in place, and called for backup to make the arrest.

Brooks wasn’t home at the time, so police made a phone call to convince him to come to the residence.

Brooks initially refused, but police say his girlfriend was able to convince him to return home, where he was then arrested.

Brooks may face charges of 2nd degree assault and aggravated robbery.

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