A man who spent a month on the run last summer after killing his ex-boyfriend and business partner has been charged with armed bank robbery.
Lyle “Ty” Hoffman, 45, who was sentenced in March in the August shooting death of 48-year-old Kelly Phillips, was charged Friday in U.S. District Court.
According to the charges, on Aug. 31 Hoffman, armed with a gun, demanded about $20,000 from a teller at a TCF Bank in Blaine.
About three weeks earlier, Hoffman had shot and killed Phillips, an attorney with Boston Scientific, at a gas station in Arden Hills. He allegedly used the same gun in both Phillips’ shooting and the bank robbery.
Hoffman was captured Sept. 11 after being seen standing outside an Arby’s restaurant in Shakopee. The manhunt leading up to his capture took police back and forth across the metro area, from the Blaine airport to Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.
Hoffman pleaded guilty in Phillips’ death on charges of one count of second-degree intentional murder. He was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison.