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Minneapolis man pleads guilty in hit-and-run of Army recruiters


A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run accident that injured two Army recruiters, who were walking in a Roseville crosswalk.

52-year-old Enrico Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault in connection with the Sept. 17 incident, according to a report from WCCO.

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office announced the guilty plea on Wednesday.

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said, "We are pleased with today's plea where the defendant took responsibility for his criminal conduct and spared any further strain on his victims and their families."

Taylor allegedly struck the recruiters as they were walking in a crosswalk near the Rosedale Mall. One of the two recruiters, 42-year-old Sgt. First Class Travis Torgerson was dragged for nearly a mile under the Taylor's Jeep Cherokee before he was able to free himself. He suffered a broken leg, tailbone and ribs amongst other injuries to his back.

KARE 11 reports that during the dragging incident, Taylor exited the vehicle and attempted to free Togerson from underneath the carriage of the Jeep but was unsuccessful. Witnesses told police at that point he got back in and continued to drive with the victim still trapped.

The other victim, Sgt. Michael Stroud, 29, did not receive significant injuries. He was tossed about 15 feet away after being struck.

Taylor was arrested at an auto dealership. Authorities found his abandoned Jeep in a parking lot of a nearby Motel 6.

Sentencing for Taylor is scheduled for Jan. 15.

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