UPDATE: Two Arrests Made in Rochester Robbery Case

John Lockett and Ashley Heckmann Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. John Lockett and Ashley Heckmann

August 14, 2018 10:33 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Rochester police have arrested two people who allegedly robbed a man who met up with them to buy marijuana. 

Rochester Police Chief John Sherwin said officers arrested 20-year-old John Lockett and 20-year-old Ashley Heckmann, both of Rochester. Officers also conducted a search warrant at 2315 Park Lane SE where they say they found about nine ounces of marijuana. 


Both are facing possible 1st-degree aggravated robbery charges and Heckmann could face a 5th-degree controlled substance, sales charge. 

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(ABC 6 News) -- Around 6 Monday evening, Rochester police met with a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, both from Winona. The two said they had been interacting with a woman named "Ashley" on Snapchat and arranged to meet up with her in southeast Rochester to buy some marijuana. 

When they got to a mobile home on the 2200 block of Park Lane SE, the 19-year-old got out of the car, met up with a woman and man, and they all went inside the home. Once inside, he told police that a man came out from a back room, held a gun to his head, and demanded his money. The 19-year-old said he gave the suspects his phone and about $300 in cash. 

As he was about to leave the home, he said the suspects began assaulting him. He said he was punched and hit, and he got into a struggle with them. The victim said he grabbed the gun during the struggle and pointed it toward the floor and managed to pull the trigger. No one was hit. 

Once they got outside, the fight continued and the victim said he was hit in the head with a rake. He let go of the gun and everyone took off running. 

The 19-year-old and 20-year-old drove off and found someone to call 911 for them. Investigators say they have some strong leads in the case and arrests are expected. 

Officers did surround the home where it all happened and found nobody inside. They did find a hole in the floor where the gun was shot. 

A manager at the mobile home park said there had been a fire at that home in December and it had been vacant ever since. 

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