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.