Rochester man pleads guilty in two seperate cases

(ABC 6 News) – In Olmsted County court Monday, a man pleaded guilty in two separate cases, one involving a shooting and the other a high-speed chase.

Langston Miles Mercedes, 24 of Rochester, pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

On June 14, police responded to the Gates of Rochester in the 2000 block of 41st Street in northwest Rochester for a report of a shooting.

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RPD said Mercedes shot another man in the leg, and then took off on foot. Mercedes was arrested on the 41st street bridge and a gun that matched the description of the gun that was used was located in a grassy area near the bridge.

Also in court Monday, and in an unrelated case, Mercedes entered a guilty plea to one count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, a 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and firearm possession charge were dropped.

Authorities say Mercedes led them on a chase at speeds of more than 90 mph back on May 9. after he allegedly fled from an attempted traffic stop.

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The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says the chase started around 4 am on Highway 52 and ended shortly after when Mercedes pulled into an apartment building parking lot in the 1900 block of 18 ½ Avenue NW.

Deputies ran the license plate and saw the vehicle was registered to a person who lived in the building. Deputies say a woman reportedly let Mercedes into an apartment before he eventually surrendered.

Sentencing in both cases is scheduled for January.