Man pleads guilty to trying to run over another

Published 9:48 am Wednesday, June 5, 2013

An Albert Lea man pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of terroristic threats after he reportedly tried running a man over with an SUV in April in Albert Lea.

Corey Andrews

Corey Andrews

According to court documents, the incident took place April 4, near the intersection of William Street and St. Mary Avenue.

Corey Albert Andrews, 21, had called a man dating his ex-girlfriend after midnight and told him he needed to talk, court documents state. The two men met at Morin Park.

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When the man walked to approach, Andrews reportedly squealed the tires of his Honda CRV and accelerated straight toward him, driving within three feet of the man.

The man reportedly turned and ran and took cover behind a tree and within a minute or two, Andrews left east on William Street, court documents state. He was later arrested at a home in Maple Island.

Andrews stated in court Monday that he was trying to scare the man when he swerved at him. He said in court documents was upset about the relationship between the man and his ex-girlfriend.

The plea agreement calls for Andrews to be sentenced to 18 months in prison. It recommends the sentences for probation violations in two other cases be served concurrently with the terroristic threats sentence and asks that a separate charge of violating a no contact order from March be dismissed.

Andrews initially faced one count of second-degree assault and two counts of reckless driving in this case.

He is slated to be sentenced at 3 p.m. June 27 and is being held in the Freeborn County jail until that time.