ROCHESTER, Minn. – An Austin man accused of pulling a knife during an argument is pleading guilty.
Julio Mendez, 24, was arrested in March and charged with 2nd degree assault after Rochester police said a party at a hotel turned into a fight. Mendez and a group of people reportedly went to a gas station and he began acting irrationally on the way there.
Police say Mendez got into an argument with the driver, pulled out a knife, and threatened to stab the driver. Police say Mendez threw the blade away before getting into physical fight with the driver.
He entered a guilty plea Friday to one count of terroristic threats. Sentencing is scheduled for August 6.