Austin man pleads guilty to felony assault charge in Mower County District Court

An Austin man who was taken into custody after a shooting in northwest Austin late on the morning of Saturday, June 3rd has now pleaded guilty in Mower County District Court.  

Austin Police responded to a firearms complaint at a residence at 1110 4th Avenue NW at 10:18 a.m. Saturday, June 3rd, and officers located an adult male victim at the scene who had suffered a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported from the scene by Mayo Ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin, and Chief of Police Dave McKichan indicated in a report that a suspect, 34-year old Denroy Ashan Jeffers-Brown of Austin was taken into custody later that day in connection with the incident.

Jeffers-Brown pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of 3rd degree assault, substantial bodily harm.  Jeffers-Brown pleaded not guilty at an initial hearing on June 22nd to felony charges for 2nd degree attempted murder, with intent, not premeditated, 1st degree assault, and for 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, substantial bodily harm. 

No sentencing date has been scheduled at last word for Jeffers-Brown, who is being held in the Mower County jail on $250,000 bond with conditions, and $500,000 with no conditions.