Saginaw Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder in Incident at Duluth Business

Updated: 03/14/2014 1:29 PM
Created: 03/14/2014 1:10 PM

One of the men accused of being involved in a robbery and shooting at a Duluth business in December has entered a guilty plea.

Thirty-two-year-old Robert Neft, of Saginaw, pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree in a hearing Friday morning, online court records show. Jonathan Holets with the St. Louis County Attorney's Office said Neft had also been charged with Aggravated Robbery in the First Degree, but that charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

A criminal complaint says 30-year-old Brandon Tyson faces the same charges.

According to Business Owner Colin Mackin, the men allegedly walked into the ILF Smartphone Clinic and told him to get on the ground. Mackin told Eyewitness News that after a struggle, he followed them outside where one of the men shot him in the chest.

In the criminal complaint, Neft told police Tyson was the one to pull the trigger.

Tyson has a plea hearing scheduled for Monday. Neft will be sentenced on April 14.

Photo shows Brandon Tyson, left, and Robert Neft, right

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