Charges Dismissed Against Alleged Taco Johns Robber

By KBJR News 1

Charges Dismissed Against Alleged Taco Johns Robber

March 29, 2013 Updated Mar 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Charges have been dismissed against a man accused of robbing a Duluth fast-food restaurant at gunpoint back in 2011.

31-year-old Andrew Harland Salus had been charged with first-degree aggravated robbery and two counts of making terroristic threats.

The charges stemmed from a robbery at the Taco John's on Central Entrance in November of 2011. During the Duluth Police Department's investigation into the incident, they learned that another robbery at a fast food restaurant occurred the following day in Fargo, North Dakota.

Due to the similarities in the robberies, Duluth police concluded that Salus was the alleged robber at the Taco Johns in Duluth.

During a contested omnibus last week, Judge David Johnson granted a motion to dismiss the charges against Salus.

According to our partners at the Duluth News Tribune, in a written memorandum, Judge Johnson says that there was not enough evidence to tie the robbery in Fargo with the robbery in Duluth.

Salus is still facing charges in the robbery of a McDonald's restaurant in Fargo. He has pleaded guilty to those charges in North Dakota.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns