Man gets 30 years for trying to steal guns from pawn shop, attacking bystanders with machete


A Sherburne County judge on Tuesday sentenced a Zimmerman, Minn., man to 30 years in prison for breaking into a pawn shop to steal guns and then using a machete to attack two bystanders who saw him run from the scene.

Manuel R. Buck, 20, was charged with 11 felony counts following the attempted break-in at Zimmerman Trading Post in the early morning hours of July 10, 2021. In April, a jury convicted Buck on five felony counts, including attempted second-degree murder.

According to court documents, a deputy responded to Lions Park in Zimmerman just after 1:30 a.m. July 10, 2021, for a report of an assault. Two men, one bleeding from his head and one from his hand, said they were at a nearby residence when they heard the shop's alarm go off and saw Buck running from the shop.


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