Austin man sentenced to prison time in Mower County District Court on felony firearm possession and receiving stolen property charges

An Austin man who failed to follow instructions during field sobriety tests and who later refused to submit to a blood or urine test despite law enforcement obtaining a search warrant to issue the test after a traffic stop in the parking lot of the National Guard Armory in Austin on December 20th, 2018, and who also was later found to be in possession of a stolen handgun that had been found at the scene of the traffic stop has been sentenced to prison time in Mower County District Court.

26-year old Edbin Jose Coreas was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to 60 months in prison for a felony charge of being a violent felon in possession of a firearm.  Coreas was also convicted and sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison for a felony charge of receiving stolen property, and he was also convicted and sentenced Wednesday to one year in jail for a gross misdemeanor charge of 2nd degree DWI, refuse to submit to a chemical test of blood or urine as required by a search warrant.  Coreas was given credit for one year already served, and he pleaded not guilty to the charges on June 17th, 2019.

Coreas was acquitted on a misdemeanor open bottle charge in the case on April 20th.

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