Brother of Rochester City Council President Arrested

Created: 12/19/2013 2:34 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) - The brother of Rochester's City Council President, is facing 1st degree attempted robbery charges after he threatened to shoot a Salvation Army Bell ringer.

Police say Russell Staver was arrested Tuesday night near K-Mart.

City Council President, Randy Staver, confirmed to ABC 6 News this afternoon, that Russell Staver is his brother... but that he isn't in close contact and hasn't seen him for months.

Police say Russell Staver approached the bell ringer and asked for money. When the bell ringer ignored him, Staver allegedly told him he had a gun and reached into a bag.

The bell ringer ran inside and called police.

Officers located Staver several blocks away. They say he was clearly intoxicated and taken to detox.

Russell Staver
Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center(2010)