Herrera Pleads No Contest to Possession of Deadly Weapon Charge
Sentencing Set for May
By SHAUN FRIEDRICHSEN
Isaac Herrera entered into a plea agreement in a case before District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman, pleading no contest and being found guilty of attempted possession of a deadly weapon and possession of methamphetamine, each a class 4 felony.
The plea agreement reduced the charges against Herrera, who initially faced the charge of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a class 1D felony, in addition to the possession of methamphetamine charge.
According to the Affidavit for Custody, the charges spawn from an incident in April 2018. At 5:47 p.m., officers with the Alliance Police Department were contacted by someone who reported a male believed to have a warrant for his arrest in a Ford SUV in the 400 block of Box Butte Avenue.
An officer located the vehicle traveling southbound in the 300 block of Laramie Avenue. The vehicle turned into the parking lot of Allo in the 200 block of West Third Street.
While the officer was observing the vehicle, he turned his vehicle around and observed a male, “wearing a black hat, black jacket and blue jeans, carrying a rifle across the parking lot.”
An officer identified the man as Isaac Herrera, who he knew had previously been convicted of a felony.
Herrera walked out of the building with a, “Russ 7.62X54 long rifle in his hands.” Herrera was placed under arrest.
Deputy County Attorney Jamian Simmons recounted the incident after Herrera pleaded no contest in District Court. She said Herrera had told officers he, “believed it was a pellet gun,” but officers determined it was not a pellet gun.
Officers conducted a search of Herrera’s person at the scene, during which officers located a gray pen tube and a red plastic tube containing a white powdery substance, which field tested positive as methamphetamine, according to the affidavit.
Herrera faces a maximum of up to two years in prison on each charge. Judge O’Gorman set sentencing for May 8, and ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted.