Austin man sentenced to supervised probation on 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 been sentenced to supervised probation 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 was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to five years of supervised probation on an amended felony charge of 3rd degree assault, substantial bodily harm.  A prison term of one year and one day was stayed for five years if Jeffers-Brown complies with the 23 different conditions of his probation, and he was given credit for 103 days already served.  Judge Kevin Siefken ordered no early discharge from the five years of supervised probation for Jeffers-Brown, who pleaded guilty to the charge on August 7th.

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. The 1st degree assault and 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, substantial bodily harm charges against Jeffers-Brown in the case were dismissed with his guilty plea.