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Austin man sentenced to supervised probation for felony motor vehicle theft charge in Mower County District Court

An Austin man who pleaded guilty to stealing two vehicles in August of 2019 has been sentenced to supervised probation in Mower County District Court.  


39-year old Jeremy Ashley Winkel pleaded guilty to one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle and was sentenced Thursday to five years of supervised probation, ordered to pay $4,479  in restitution, and he must also perform 50 hours of community work service.

Authorities reported that Winkel stole a 14-person passenger van belonging to the Osman Shriners that was parked in front of a business in the 600 block of 11th Street Northeast in Austin on August 14th, 2019, and a roofing truck from near Austin High School on August 15th.  

Winkel was previously sentenced to two years of supervised probation and ordered to pay just over $2,000 in restitution for a July 2019 incident where he got into a fight with another man. He pleaded guilty to a 5th degree assault charge in that case.

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