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Austin man pleads not guilty to 2nd degree attempted murder, assault and firearm possession charges in Mower County District Court

An Austin man who allegedly stabbed another man several times early on the morning of July 3rd at a residence on the 200 block of 1st St. SE, and who was later arrested at his girlfriend’s residence when the Mower County Special Incident Response Team executed a search warrant on the residence has pleaded not guilty to three different felony charges in Mower County District Court.

40-year old Clifton Dale Robinson pleaded not guilty to felony charges of second-degree attempted murder, with intent, not premeditated, first-degree assault, great bodily harm, and being a violent felon in possession of a firearm.  Robinson is also currently awaiting dispositions in Mower County District Court on charges of drug possession, being a violent felon in possession of a firearm, being a violent felon in possession of firearm ammunition and financial transaction card fraud.

In addition, Robinson also pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of transaction card fraud, use without consent, two counts of gross misdemeanor financial transaction card fraud, use without consent, felonies for being violent felon in possession of a firearm and for being a violent felon in possession of firearm ammunition, a felony for fifth-degree drug possession, a petty misdemeanor for possession of a small amount of marijuana, and a petty misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia. Those charges stemmed from two separate cases.

A pre-trial hearing for Robinson has been scheduled for October 16th in Mower County District Court.  He is currently being held on $500,000 bail.


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