Three men have pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting first-degree robbery for allegedly luring a fourth man into Rasmussen Woods, beating him and stealing his cellular telephone.

Justin Creel, 19, of Mankato was to go to trial Wednesday for two felony robbery charges and a felony charge of second-degree assault. Instead, he pleaded guilty to one robbery charge. The other two charges were dismissed.

Prosecutors agreed to recommend a stayed sentence and no jail time. Creel and the two other men will be required to pay restitution to the victim. His sentencing is March 9.

The other men involved, 18-year-old Zachary Larkin Beaudot of Janesville and 18-year-old Joshua Allen Ohnstad of Mankato, also have pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting first-degree robbery. Additional charges also were dismissed for them.

Police were called to a James Avenue residence at about 9 p.m. Sept. 21. Logan Page, who was 18 at the time, was covered in blood and told police he had been assaulted by three men in Rasmussen Woods.

Page reported he had gotten into a fight with Beaudot at a Mankato residence before being lured to the park by a telephone call from Ohnstad. Page said he was attacked by all three men when he arrived at the park. He also said Beaudot beat him with a stick or bat, stole his cell phone and slashed all four tires on his car.

Beaudot received a 57-month prison sentence, which was stayed for 20 years. He was placed on probation with the conditions he serve 71 days in jail and pay a $5,000 fine.

Ohnstad is scheduled to be sentenced March 2.

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