A Minneapolis man who pleaded guilty to three felonies for his role in a violent home invasion last year was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison.
Aldray Devon Young was sentenced Friday in Goodhue County District Court by Judge Douglas Bayley to two consecutive sentences of 54 months in state prison and one concurrent sentence of 48 months, according to court records. Young will receive 273 days credit on one of the 54-month sentences as well as the concurrent 48-month sentence.
Young, 33, pleaded guilty in May to two counts of aggravated robbery and a count of burglary. Seven other felonies charges were dismissed as part of the plea.
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office was called around 9 a.m. May 21, 2018, to the 29000 block of 90th Avenue Way in Cannon Falls Township for a report of a robbery that just occurred at the home.
The couple reported that two men rang their doorbell that morning and forced themselves into the home. One held the husband and wife at gunpoint while the other went through the house, according to a criminal complaint. The couple were taken to their home's downstairs and tied up with a cellphone charger cord and some rope.
A laptop and a substantial amount of cash were taken as well as multiple guns.
Deputies arrested Young at the Hennepin County Courthouse on Oct. 30 after learning he was scheduled to appear there on an unrelated matter. Young allegedly told police the robbery was not his idea and he just "went along with it like a dumbass."
Another man, Terrell Reese Schaeffer, 30, of St. Paul, is also charged in the case. Schaeffer pleaded guilty on June 10 in Goodhue County District Court to felony first-degree burglary-possession of a dangerous weapon and two counts of felony first-degree aggravated robbery, according to court records. He is expected to be sentenced on those charges on Aug. 14.