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By: Anna Wagnild
By: Anna Wagnild

A Minneapolis man has been formally charged in Eau Claire County in connection with Sunday's break-in at a home on Eau Claire's south side, where a family was held at gunpoint.

27-year-old Rory D. George is charged with 11 felonies including armed robbery, armed burglary, possession of a firearm, false imprisonment and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent.

Judge William Gabler set his bond at $500,000. That's on top of the $500,000 cash bond set for him in St. Croix County, where he was caught.

The second suspect named in the case, James Michael Pederson of Minneapolis, is being held in Washington County, Minnesota on other charges in connection with Sunday's incident. He's awaiting extradition back to Eau Claire.

District Attorney Rich White says if convicted, each man faces more than 200 years in prison.

"The penalties reflect the seriousness of the offenses and the seriousness of the cumulative nature of the criminal conduct," says district attorney Rich White. George will be in Eau Claire County for a preliminary hearing next week.


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