Wrobleski Sentencing Postponed 13 Jun 12

38-year-old Matthew James Wrobleski of Willmar, knows he is going to prison, but he will have to wait another month to learn for just how long.

The West Central Tribune reports that parties involved in his case in Renville County agreed Tuesday during private discussions in the court chambers in Olivia to postpone his sentencing.

District Judge Randall Slieter told the defendant and others present for the sentencing that the parties have issues to resolve involving a complicated plea agreement reached on April 23rd.

According to court documents, Wrobleski had pleaded guilty to felony charges of illegal possession of a firearm and motor vehicle theft.

They were among 14 original charges filed in Renville County following a weeks-long crime spree in which Wrobleski was the suspect last summer. He is facing a sentencing in Kandiyohi County and pending charges in Meeker County as well for the alleged activities during the period.

In Renville County, the firearm charge carries a presumptive sentence of 33 months in prison, and the motor vehicle theft charge calls for 26 months under state sentencing guidelines.

Assistant Renville County Attorney Laurence Stratton said after the proceedings that one issue to be resolved is whether the charges for the two offenses should be treated as one or two separate actions, a factor in sentencing. The firearm came from the motor vehicle he was accused of stealing.

Wrobleski remains in the Renville County Jail, where it was indicated during the court proceeding that he is making positive steps in a chemical dependency treatment program.