Suspect pleads guilty in Borch’s burglary

MARSHALL – The case of a Worthington man charged with breaking into Borch’s Sporting Goods last October won’t be going to trial after all. A plea agreement for Julio Cesar Hernandez, 20, was entered in Lyon County District Court earlier this week, court records said. Hernandez pleaded guilty to charges of first degree burglary – liability for crimes of another, court records said.

Hernandez was arrested in Worthington last fall, after a burglary where firearms were stolen from the Borch’s handgun counter in Marshall. Suspects drove a car through the store’s front entrance, smashed a display case and stole several guns. Worthington Police said stolen guns were found both in Hernandez’s possession and at his residence.

Court records said Hernandez pleaded guilty to first degree burglary charges on Tuesday. The court ordered a pre-sentencing investigation, and a sentencing hearing was set for Sept. 30.

– Deb Gau