Second burglar receives same sentence from 2011 casePublished 10:49am Monday, June 10, 2013
An Austin man was placed on 20 years’ probation Thursday for his role in a 2011 burglary.
John Alfonso Perales, 26, was convicted in Mower County Court for first-degree burglary and must also serve 40 hours of community service. Perales was arrested in March after being at large since the incident on Oct. 26, 2011.
Perales was allegedly with Roberto Javier Robledo when the two entered an Austin home and threatened a couple over a money issue. Robledo was sentenced to 20 years’ supervised probation last May, along with 40 hours of community service for the same conviction.
The court complaint states Robledo entered the home with Perales and yelled, “You owe money … pay up!” The victim told both men to leave; however, Perales reportedly shoved the victim onto a couch and held him at knifepoint. The court complaint added the victim shoved Perales away; however, Perales grabbed the phone and threw it when the victim called 911. The victim then yelled to his girlfriend to call 911, and one of the burglars grabbed her phone and ran out the door, the report states. The male victim then ran next door and called 911.