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Worker who shot at man accused in 5 robberies inks plea deal

December 22, 2021 GMT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo pawnshop worker accused of shooting at a fleeing robber accused in a string of thefts has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

Kyle Ramsey was working at the Mister Money pawnshop in June when the store was robbed by Hunter Havisto, police said. Owner Daryn Kapaun has said Ramsey fired at the robber’s car to mark it for police.

Cass County prosecutor Birch Burdick said the agreement calls Ramsey to serve 360 days on probation and pay $325 in court fees. If Ramsey completes probation the case will be dismissed and sealed.

Investigators said Havisto, 21, got away with about $2,700 at Mister Money and a total of $4,600 from the five establishments he’s accused of robbing.

Havisto has signed a plea deal in federal court admitting to robberies in Fargo on June 6 at Tropical Smoothie, June 8 at Walmart and Casey’s General Store, June 9 at M&H gas station, and June 10 at Mister Money.

Havisto’s deal calls for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. A change of plea hearing is scheduled for Jan. 4.