One arraigned, another still at large in Lakes robbery case

A Bemidji man is facing aggravated robbery and motor vehicle theft charges for his alleged involvement in the recent armed robbery of Lakes Convenience Store north of Bemidji.

According to the complaint, 18-year-old Brian Donovan White, Jr., confessed to committing the armed robbery with still at-large suspect, Carlito Kingbird.

Brian Donovan White, Jr

Kingbird allegedly stole a white Honda from the Vista North neighborhood prior to the robbery, and afterwards, the two allegedly stole an older Chevy Ventura from a home near Island View Drive.

Unconditional bail for White was set at $100,000, and anyone with information on Kingbird is asked to contact the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.

Featured photo: Carlito Kingbird.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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