Sibley, Iowa — Two of the defendants in the case of four people charged with robbery in Osceola County have pled not guilty to First Degree Robbery.
Court records indicate the four are accused of the armed robbery of an occupied home on Third Avenue in Sibley.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office reported that on August 21, 2016, their deputies arrested 35-year-old Jose Manuel Maldonado Castillo of Sibley on charges of Robbery in the 1st Degree, a class B Felony; two counts of Assault while Participating in a Felony; Going Armed with Intent; Interference with Official Acts with a Dangerous Weapon; and Unauthorized Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, all class D Felonies. They said they also arrested 25-year-old Peter Nazario Alvira of Sibley, as well as 55-year-old Pedro Juan Figueroa Rios and 38-year-old Nicomedes Montanez Cruz, both of Sioux City — and charged them all with Robbery in the 1st Degree, a class B Felony.
According to court records, both Rios and Alvira have filed “not guilty” pleas. Rios faces arraignment and a pre-trial conference on Friday, September 30th.
The arraignment for the other two individuals, Cruz and Castillo, has been continued to that same day, Friday, September 30th, all in Osceola County District Court in Sibley.