Austin man pleads guilty to aggravated robbery, felon in possession of firearm following six-hour police standoff
(ABC 6 News) – An Austin man pleaded guilty to 1st-degree aggravated robbery–possessing a dangerous weapon and felon in possession of a firearm in Mower County Court Friday.
Terrance Gustaf Book, 29, was arrested in March after a 6-hour standoff with Austin’s Special Incident Response Team and police, who had multiple warrants for his arrest.
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Book’s aggravated robbery dated back to 2022, while the charge of felon in possession of a firearm was related to his March 2023 arrest.
In exchange for his pleas, additional charges of motor vehicle theft and felon in possession of a firearm will be dismissed from the 2022 case at sentencing.
Multiple additional charges, including illegal possession of ammunition, a stolen firearm, suppressor, electronic incapitation device, and drugs will dismissed from the 2023 case at sentencing.
Book’s plea agreement specifies that he will serve a minimum sentence of 60 months in prison for each case — but the sentences will be served concurrently.
Book’s sentencing had not been scheduled by noon Friday.