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Second man charged with armed robbery in Minot

Larry Dominique McLean, 29, New Town, is the second man charged in connection with an armed robbery in the Sports on Tap parking lot in Minot in the early morning hours of July 26. He is charged in district court in Minot with Class B felony robbery and made an initial appearance on the charge on Tuesday before Judge Doug Mattson, who set bond at $10,000 cash, with a requirement that McLean post 10 percent of that or $1,000, Mattson also ordered McLean to have no contact with the alleged victim in the case. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Oct. 8 before Judge Richard Hagar.

His co-defendant, Tyquan Markeez Graham, 22, Minot, had previously been charged for the armed robbery and taken into custody. Graham is charged with Class B felony robbery and Class C felony felon in possession of a firearm and is in custody at the Ward County Jail on $15,000 cash or corporate surety bond.

Both men could face a mandatory minimum sentence of four years in prison if convicted because a firearm was allegedly used in the commission of the crime.

According to a probable cause affidavit and complaint filed with the court, McLean and Graham robbed alleged victim Michael Norwood at gunpoint. McLean put Norwood in a chokehold from behind while Graham stole a firearm from Norwood’s vehicle. McLean and Graham then drove off in their vehicle.

About an hour later on July 26, Graham was involved in a shooting incident in downtown Minot. Graham was shot and wounded in his right arm and hand. His alleged assailant, William Neal Lucy II, 42, Minot, allegedly pistol-whipped Graham and then shot him before Lucy was himself wounded. Lucy is being held at the Ward County Jail on $250,000 bond in connection with the shooting as well as on Class A felony charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and ecstasy.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed with the court in McLean’s case, a former girlfriend of McLean’s called Minot police and told them that McLean had been the second man involved in the armed robbery incident in Minot. McLean, like Graham, is originally from North Carolina. Minot police spoke with the New Town Police Department and the police chief there, who has had dealings with McLean, sent Minot police a mug shot of McLean. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department also forwarded a mug shot of McLean. Minot police compared the two mug shots with surveillance video taken of the parking lot during the armed robbery outside Sports on Tap and determined that McLean was the second robber. According to the affidavit, law enforcement officers had also monitored a jail call between Graham and his girlfriend in which Graham told the woman to have “L” clean everything out, and get rid of everything.

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