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Man accused of armed robbery accepts plea deal

A man charged with committing two armed robberies in May has accepted a plea bargain. Christopher Kindle, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree robbery and one count of attempted first-degree robbery on Tuesday. The state d...

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The Davison County Public Safety Center. (Republic file photo)

A man charged with committing two armed robberies in May has accepted a plea bargain.

Christopher Kindle, 20, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree robbery and one count of attempted first-degree robbery on Tuesday.

The state dropped 10 additional felony charges, which included grand theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and committing a felony while carrying a firearm. On June 12, Kindle had pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Kindle was arrested on a parole absconder warrant on May 16 for allegedly either robbing or attempting to rob four people in two locations on North Main Street.

Kindle's original charges were punishable by up to 42 years in prison. By accepting the plea bargain, he now faces 25 years for robbery and 15 years for attempted robbery. Kindle's sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 18.

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