Man pleads guilty to having knife in courthouse

Published 8:41 pm Friday, October 12, 2018

An Albert Lea man who possessed an 8-inch knife in the Freeborn County Courthouse in June pleaded guilty Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

Anthony Hernandez

Anthony Bernard Hernandez, 41, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a weapon in a courthouse complex.

Court documents state Hernandez was charged after two Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched June 19 to court services on a report of a disorderly person.

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In a probation agent’s office, a deputy saw a large, 8-inch silver folding knife sticking out of Hernandez’s right front pocket.

Hernandez admitted possessing the knife Thursday.

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 14. Hernandez is expected to receive a stayed 365-day jail sentence and be placed on probation for two years.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.