Guilty plea in 2015 robbery

Published 10:51 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017

An Albert Lea man who reportedly injured a person during a fall 2015 robbery pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Freeborn County District Court.

Isaiah Ray Talamantes

Isaiah Ray Talamantes, 22, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated robbery.

Court documents state Talamantes was charged after the victim — who was known to Talamantes — said a van pulled up and parked ahead of him Oct. 10, 2015, as he was traveling north on Euclid Avenue. Talamantes, who reportedly approached the victim, punched him in the face and threatened to severely harm or kill him. He reportedly told the victim to give him his iPhone and wallet. After receiving the items, Talamantes emptied the wallet of cash, a gift card and a rewards card before he dropped the wallet on the ground.

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The victim sustained redness and swelling around his right eye.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 11. Talamantes is expected to be sentenced to between nearly 3 1/2 years to five years in prison.

In a separate file, Talamantes is charged with felony motor vehicle theft and felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, but those charges are expected to be dismissed at sentencing.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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