Albert Lea man sentenced to probation after firearm assault

(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: Javen Juan Moreno received a downward dispositional sentence of 5 years’ supervised probation for pleading guilty to 2nd-degree assault.

Moreno was accused of shooting a man in the thigh May 1, 2022.

According to court documents filed Wednesday, June 21, Moreno obtained his GED and enrolled in college post-arrest, and received a comparatively lighter sentence based on “significant efforts to improve himself and his position in the community.”

According to court documents, if Moreno does not comply with his probation conditions, he could be resentenced to three years in prison.


(ABC 6 News) – An Albert Lea man arrested in connection with a May 2022 shooting pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in Freeborn County Court Monday.

Javen Juan Moreno, 20, was arrested in connection with a May 1 shooting and accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh following an argument.

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Moreno pleaded guilty to one charge of 2nd-degree assault April 17.

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According to his plea documents, an additional charge of ineligible person in possession of a firearm will be dismissed.

Moreno’s defense will argue for a downward departure at sentencing, while the state may argue for prison time, per the plea documents.

Moreno’s sentencing is scheduled for June 21, 2023, in Freeborn County Court.