Plea Bargain In Threat On Deputy

A 22-year-old Alvo man will be sentenced May 18th on a Class IV Felony.

Andrew Q. Stratton pled guilty to terroristic threats. Two other charge, use of a deadly weapon (Class II Felony) and resisting arrest while possessing a deadly weapon (Class IIIA Felony) were dropped as part of a plea agreement. There is no agreement on sentencing.

The Cassgram reports the conviction stems from an incident last August when Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy Virgil Poggemeyer responded to a verbal disturbance that began when Stratton’s father took a gun away from his son who was sleeping.

The disturbance was over when Poggemeyer learned from the dispatch center that Stratton was wanted on a felony burglary warrant out of Colorado. It was then that Stratton pulled a knife from behind his back and waved it in a threatening manner toward the deputy, said Cass County Chief Deputy County Attorney Colin Palm.

Stratton told Poggemeyer he was “not going to jail,” said Palm. The deputy was able to subdue Stratton and arrest him. There were no injuries.


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