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Euell guilty of armed robbery
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MONROE - A Freeport man pleaded no contest Thursday to a charge of armed robbery after he was accused of robbing two people at gunpoint in a Monroe park in 2014.

Keandre Khyri Euell, 21, was found guilty of the Class C felony charge of armed robbery as the result of the no contest plea. Other charges were dismissed as part of Euell's plea agreement, including another armed robbery charge, a charge of false imprisonment, carrying a concealed weapon, bail jumping, and an unrelated charge of theft.

Euell was charged with armed robbery after he was named as the primary suspect in an incident when two men were robbed at gunpoint in Recreation Park in Monroe. The assailant was reportedly armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

The victims identified Euell through his distinctive facial tattoos visible in his Facebook profile.

Euell's misdemeanor charges stem from an unrelated incident in February of 2014, when he was involved in a domestic dispute in Monroe with his then-girlfriend. Euell reportedly prevented the woman from leaving her home, verbally abused her and failed to comply with officers when they arrived to restrain him.

Euell initially pleaded guilty to the charge of armed robbery, but his attorney, Jane Bucher, corrected him and had his plea amended to one of no contest.

Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Kohl recommended a sentence of no more than six months in jail and five years of probation, but called for a pre-sentencing investigation to determine the most appropriate sentence.

The results of the investigation and Euell's final sentence will be determined at a hearing on Oct. 31.