Fosston man sentenced to eight years for armed robbery
BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Fosston, Minn., man was sentenced Monday in Beltrami County Court for felony aggravated robbery and burglary charges from an incident in March.
Riley William Burns, 18, was sentenced to 58 months — nearly five years — in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for first-degree burglary. He was sentenced consecutively to four years in prison for first-degree aggravated robbery.
Burns has been credited with 134 days time served and must pay a $50 fine.
He was arrested along with Michael Todd Fineday Jr., 19, of Bemidji after the pair forced their way into a Bemidji home in an attempt to procure money and marijuana, according to court documents.
A male victim was assaulted during the altercation and a handgun was pointed at the victims before Fineday and Burns left the residence with an Xbox, video games, electronics, a cellphone and a pair of shoes in a pillow case. According to court documents, Burns handed the gun to Fineday during the robbery.
Burns entered a guilty plea in June. Fineday was sentenced in July to two concurrent 93-month prison sentences for the felony-level offenses. He was credited with 121 days time served and ordered to pay $100 in fines.