Man pleads guilty to assault in October robbery

Published 8:50 pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

An Austin man who participated in a robbery in October pleaded guilty Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

Quindell Lashawn Jefferson

Quindell Lashawn Jefferson, 20, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault.

Court documents state Jefferson was charged after an Albert Lea police officer was dispatched to an Albert Lea gas station the night of Oct. 23 regarding an assault. Upon arriving, the officer noticed the victim was bleeding from his mouth and holding ice to the left side of his face. His teeth and jaw were broken, and he had difficulty breathing.

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The victim reported he was at a nearby house when three suspects — including Jefferson — did not allow him to leave and Jefferson punched him in the side of the face. Court documents state he attempted to leave the house and the three suspects continued beating him before he escaped.

The victim was taken to the hospital.

The suspects allegedly took $50 from the victim.

Jefferson admitted to breaking someone’s jaw during the incident.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 2. Jefferson is expected to be placed on probation.

Jefferson did not enter a guilty plea to first-degree aggravated robbery.

A juvenile pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in January in connection with the case and was placed on probation.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.

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