Rochester man arrested on warrant, gun charge

August 7, 2018


A Rochester man was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a man.

Police arrested Michael Lane, 28, on a felony warrant after a man said Lane assaulted him around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Lane could also faces charges of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent offense, fifth-degree assault and giving a false name to police, according to Rochester Police Capt. John Sherwin.

Officers on patrol downtown early Sunday were stopped in the 300 block of First Avenue Southwest by a 21-year-old man who said he had been assaulted by a stranger, Sherwin said. As the man was talking to police, the man believed to have assaulted him walked past.

Police stopped the man and the man, later identified as Lane, gave officers a false name, Sherwin said. When officers determined Lane’s correct identity, it was found that Lane had an active felony warrant out of Ramsey County, Sherwin said.

Lane briefly struggled before officers handcuffed him, Sherwin said. A loaded handgun was found in his pants pocket, Sherwin said.

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