Austin man gets 3 years in prison for assault

Published 7:01 am Saturday, November 9, 2019

Angel Manuel Delgado, 33, of Austin was sentenced to 36 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for felony second-degree assault – dangerous weapon – on Thursday in Mower County District Court. He received credit for 235 days served.

He received concurrent sentences of 24 months in prison for felony predatory offender fail to register and 17 months in prison for felony escape from custody on a felony charge. He was also sentenced to five years of probation for felony fifth-degree drug possession.

Angel Manuel Delgado, 33

Charges of felony violent felon in possession of a firearm and felony terroristic threats were dismissed at the sentencing as part of a plea agreement reached on Aug. 30.

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Judge Christa M. Daily issued the sentence.

Court documents state that Austin police were dispatched on Sept. 28, 2018, to a residence in the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest after Mower County Dispatch received a hang-up 911 call. Dispatch received a second call and heard a female whisper, “I’m scared,” before the call was terminated. When police arrived, Delgado, a predatory offender, answered the door and officers saw a woman standing behind him. She said that Delgado had threatened her and that he had guns upstairs.

She told law enforcement that Delgado had been staying at the residence for six weeks. She and Delgado got into an argument earlier that night and Delgado threatened her and a male friend that was at the house. She led officers upstairs to Delgado’s bedroom, where officers saw an Airsoft pistol and a Hi-Point Firearms Model 995 rifle. She said Delgado pointed the rifle at her and threatened to shoot her and that he had hid ammunition before law enforcement arrived. She also said he shot at her with the Airsoft pistol.

The victim’s male friend confirmed that she and Delgado had been arguing, though he did not see him point the rifle at her.

Police searched Delgado’s bedroom and seized two Airsoft pistols, the rifle, eight clonazepam pills and a methamphetamine “bong.”

Delgado was arrested and taken to the Mower County Jail. A detective checked the predatory offender website and learned that Delgado had not listed the residence as either a primary or secondary address and had not filled out any recent change of information cards.

On Dec. 21, the Mower County Court granted Delgado a furlough request to attend chemical dependency treatment on the condition that he report back to the Mower County Jail upon his discharge or if he left treatment. He reported to RS Eden residential treatment center on Jan. 11, but was discharged on March 26 due to threatening and aggressive behavior and taking medication belonging to another patient. He did not return to the Mower County Jail and was later arrested on July 4.

A review of Delgado’s criminal record shows prior convictions for domestic assault, failure to register as a predatory offender, burglary, damage to property, and an adjudication of delinquency for third-degree criminal sexual conduct.