Second of Three Arrested in Hinckley Driving Instructor Beating
The second of the three men accused of beating Hinckley driving instructor Dwaine Palmer was arrested on Friday.
Aaron Jay Lagarde, 18, is currently being held in the Pine County Jail. Charges were filed against him and Johnathon Cody Thomas, 20, in January. Each face five charges in case.
They are both charged with Aiding/Abetting Assault in the first, second and third degree, as well as Aiding/Abetting Simple Robbery, and Aiding/Abetting Aggravated Robbery in the first degree.
If convicted, Thomas and Lagarde could spend a maximum 62-years in prison and pay over $100,000 in fines.
The third man charged in the attack, Olaf Thomas, 22, of Sandstone was arrested in December. He is charged with Aiding/Abetting Assault in the first degree and Aiding/Abetting Aggravated Robbery in the first degree, as well as, four other counts.
Jonathon Cody Thomas remains at large.
Palmer, 64, was beaten by three men while walking his dog, Sweetie, the morning of November 29th. The attack left Palmer with a broken nose, jaw, eye sockets, and cracked ribs.