MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a string of violent robberies in the Uptown area, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

On late Monday, Joseph Frederick Tucker agreed to a plea deal and under the deal was immediately sentenced to 44 months in prison by Judge Susan Robiner.

Tucker and Boyce assaulted a male who had parked his car on the 2500 block of Pillsbury Avenue South and was heading to an apartment on May 11. Boyce is accused of punching the man three or four times while Tucker joined in on the assault. The complaint states Boyce told Tucker to “get his wallet.”

In fear of his life, the victim pulled out a pistol that he has a permit for and fired it three or four times, and Tucker and Boyce fled the scene.

Boyce was arrested Wednesday in connection with an April 28 robbery where a man was walking alone at night in the 2600 block of Colfax Avenue South. The man was punched, knocked to the ground and kicked unconscious before being robbed.

Both men have a criminal past of robbery in burglary with incidents in 2008 and 2009, according to the criminal complaint.

Comments (5)
  1. YES says:

    Hmmm…one incident people got beat to hell, the next incident intended victim pulled a firearm and these gentlemen took off running like the smelly prison corn hole rats they are. Can you say “Second Amendment” kids? how about NRA??? good…very good.

  2. just sayin says:

    Too bad they both didn’t catch one of those bullets…

    Maybe in 44 months. You know they’ll do it again. History of crime, out of prison- and right back in.

  3. rw says:

    I guess you can’t say c r a p about who they were.

  4. liam Gilmorasy says:

    A little over 3 years for one and just over 6 for another.
    And this on top of the fact that they were both on parole for home invasion?
    You really can’t blame the criminals this time around.
    For the life of me I will never understand the sentencing guidelines for such violent offenders.
    To smash a face hard enough to break facial bones as well as robbing them.
    This is a lot more than just about robbery.
    For many in the judicial system as long as there is a robbery then the fact that it is a “hate crime” is uncertain enough to not be a factor when it really is.
    To have your head struck like that can change a life forever.
    There will be changes in that persons life for the worse. Some drastic and some quite subtle but the victims of these crimes are changed forever.
    Crippled in a way.
    Ah, but as long as they are not killed then it is just a “robbery”.
    Then, are the judges so afraid of retribution than they pass out meaningless sentences which serve as a huge insult to the victims and any caring citizen?
    Either that or they are so dull minded as to the message this sends as to be nearly, if not, criminal themselves.

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