Couple charged after threats, violations; one convicted of misdemeanorsPublished 11:34am Friday, February 1, 2013
Two people arrested Monday afternoon after an Austin woman discovered fraudulent charges on her credit card have both been charged with felonies in Mower County Court..
Jose Lopez Soto Jr., 38, was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and terroristic threats. Erika Ashley Anderson, 25, was charged with theft and mail theft, along with misdemeanor charges for driving without a license and giving a false name to an officer.
According to the court complaint, Soto was banging on a window at an Austin home and making threats with an extendable baton to someone inside. A homeowner called police, and Soto left and returned about 20 minutes later and continued banging on a window.
Police found Soto within a block of that home, along with Anderson and arrested them.
Another court complaint states Soto and Anderson were at the 1300 block of Oakland Place Southeast on Dec. 28 when Anderson stole a UPS package containing $1,772 worth of prescription medication off of a porch, from which the theft charges stem.
Anderson pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor driving charges and was fined $210 on Wednesday.
Both Soto and Anderson have court appearances set for Feb. 7.