GARNER | An adult and a teen have pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges for allegedly robbing people at gunpoint and threatening others at a party in rural Hancock County in July.
Kyren-Ray Valentine, 20, Jewell, and Isaiah Lewis, 17, Mason City, are scheduled to be tried Oct. 25. The News-Tribune is identifying Lewis as he is charged with a felony in adult court.
Both are charged with seven counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon.
Valentine also is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, while Lewis faces one county of second-degree burglary.
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Lewis and Valentine are accused of being armed with an “AR15-type rifle” and a handgun, a Hancock County Sheriff’s deputy wrote in criminal complaints.
The trial information later filed by Hancock County Attorney David Solheim states they robbed or threatened about a dozen individuals at the party.
Both were arrested in Britt on July 31.
Valentine had requested a change of venue due to pre-trial publicity.
District Court Judge Colleen Weiland ruled Sept. 12 that if an impartial jury cannot be seated in Hancock County on Oct. 25, the trial will reconvene in Cerro Gordo County the next day, where another jury panel will assemble.