Keith Lee/photo from Olmsted County Sheriff

Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Two men are facing charges after police say they assaulted a Rochester liquor store employee.

Police were called to the Buckeye Liquor store located near the Government Center around 6 p.m. Saturday and were told the two left after the assault.

The employee told officers one of the men dropped a bottle of liquor he had just bought in the store’s parking lot and came back inside, demanding a free replacement. The employee refused and grabbed a baseball bat behind the counter to protect himself. But the men took it away and assaulted him.  They then grabbed some liquor and fled.

Police later located the men, 25-year-old Keith Lee of Stewartville and 24-year-old Darren Brewster of Chicago, and took them into custody.

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