Woman charged in connection to string of armed robberies, shooting of local musician pleads not guilty

Natalie Nicole Box Photo: Hennepin County
Natalie Nicole Box

January 07, 2019 02:56 PM

A Hibbing woman has pleaded not guilty in connection to a string of armed robberies in Minneapolis, including one in which a popular local musician was shot.

According to court records, Natalie Nicole Box pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree aggravated robbery. 


RELATED: 2 suspects charged in connection to string of armed robberies, shooting of local musician

Jonell Butler was also charged in connection to the incident. 

The charges are in connection to a string of robberies that occurred on Sept. 8, Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.

RELATED: Local Musician Shot after He and Girlfriend Robbed at Gunpoint in Mpls., Suspect Remains At Large

In the Oct. 5 robbery, local musician Aaron "Hix" Lee and Katie Szczepaniak were robbed and Lee was shot in the stomach around 10:30 p.m. 

The incident happened at 13th Avenue Northeast and Fourth Street Northeast in the arts and entertainment district. 

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