Portland man arrested after allegedly robbing Mini Mart

Kevin Patrick Kelty

A Portland man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly robbing the Mini Mart on West Marine Drive.

Kevin Patrick Kelty, 27, tried to buy alcohol at the store but was denied because it was after 2:30 a.m. He returned about 30 minutes later, allegedly grabbed beer and tried to walk out. He allegedly threw bottles at a store employee who tried to prevent him from leaving.

When officers arrived, they found the employee laying down in front of the store with shattered glass around him. They also spoke with a person who went to the store with Kelty and was waiting outside. That person was not charged.

Just after 4:30 a.m. police responded to reports of a man who was knocking on a door and attempting to turn the door knob at a nearby residence on the 170 block of Duane Street. Police arrested Kelty at the scene.

Kelty has been charged with second-degree robbery and fourth-degree assault. He pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday, and bail has been set at $250,000.

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