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Probation for Rochester knife threat

Police say man pulled knife during an argument on the road.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 4:46 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A southern Minnesota man is getting probation for pulling a knife during an argument.

Julio Ceasar Mendez, 24 of Albert Lea, was sentenced Monday to five years of supervised probation and must do 40 hours of community work service. He pleaded guilty to terroristic threats for an incident on March 11 in Rochester.

Police say Mendez was riding in a car with others when he got into an argument with the driver, pulled out a knife, and threatened to stab the driver. Officers say Mendez then threw the knife away and got into a fight with the driver.

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