Bail set for man charged in kidnapping, robbery at abandoned gas station in George Floyd Square

A man charged with kidnapping and robbing a man in Minneapolis earlier this month made his first court appearance Thursday.

Desmond Durelle Graham, 31, is charged with kidnapping, first-degree aggravated robbery, third-degree assault and financial transaction fraud.

His bail was set at $750,000 without conditions or $300,000 with conditions.

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Graham is accused of carjacking and kidnapping a man in downtown Minneapolis on March 10, taking him to the abandoned gas station near 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South in George Floyd Square, then assaulting and robbing him of $3,000 overnight until the victim escaped and bystanders called for help.

He also allegedly lit his accomplice on fire after the man became unconscious while using narcotics. Police later found the accomplice dead at the abandoned gas station with burns to his chest.

The criminal complaint noted that Graham has prior aggravated robbery convictions from 2010 and 2012, and was out on bail for an aggravated robbery when the kidnapping and robbery happened.

Graham’s next court hearing is set for April 27.