Fight Call Leads to Expected Weapons Charges for Rochester Man
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester man is expected to face weapons charges after police say he had a gun during a reported fight Sunday evening.
Police Captain Casey Moilanen said officers responded to the report of a fight in the 2,000 block of 8 ½ St. Southeast around 9:30 p.m. Police say the fight had mostly broken up when they arrived and learned through investigation the reported fight started when a man, identified as 28-year-old Kenneth Aschan, was arguing with his girlfriend when a bystander intervened.
Witnesses told officers Aschan and the bystander began fighting. During a break in the fight, witnesses say Aschan took out a pistol he had on him and put it in a vehicle. Police say no one reported Aschan pointed the gun at anyone or made any threats.
Moilenenan says no injuries were reported from the fight. Aschan was arrested brought to the Olmsted County jail for illegal possession of a firearm and for carrying a pistol without a permit.