Crime & Courts

Woodstock man gets 10 years in prison for 2016 stabbing, robbery

19-year-old accepts plea deal in 2 separate cases

Bryan Estrada, 19, of the 400 block of Leah Lane, Woodstock
Bryan Estrada, 19, of the 400 block of Leah Lane, Woodstock

A Woodstock 19-year-old accused of stabbing a man and robbing another while out on bond was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

Bryan Estrada of the 400 block of Leah Lane entered a plea deal Thursday morning to aggravated robbery and aggravated battery charges stemming from two separate cases.

Estrada was charged in August 2016 with stabbing a 31-year-old man he’d been arguing with at a party. When both men were asked to leave, the argument continued outside, where police said Estrada stabbed the older man and punctured his lung.

The 19-year-old was arrested again in October 2016 while free on bond.

Police accused him of robbing a man who was walking to his car after finishing a shift at work.

Police said Estrada and another man, Andres Hernandez, confronted the victim, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his cellphone.

When the man refused to hand over his phone, one of the accused men reportedly hit the victim in the head with the butt of the gun, police said at the time.

Hernandez is serving seven years and six months at Stateville Correctional Center after accepting a negotiated plea in May to aggravated robbery.

In connection with the stabbing, Estrada will serve two years in prison, and he will serve an additional eight years for an aggravated robbery conviction stemming from his arrest in October 2016.

The sentences must be served consecutively, and he is required to complete at least 50 percent of each prison term, McHenry County Judge James Cowlin ordered Thursday.

Estrada’s defense attorney, Evan Randall, could not be reached for comment.

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