Brian Lujan Changes Plea In Aggravated Robbery Case
A Casper man will no longer challenge accusations that he robbed two people while using a weapon.
Brian Lujan has entered an Alford Plea to one count of aggravated robbery, and has pleaded guilty to one count of child endangerment meth.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in early August, the first victim stopped by Lujan's house.
The victim told them when both were in a vehicle, Lujan pulled out what appeared to be a black handgun, hit the victim in the head and told him to give him his money, which he did.
Later that evening, another victim said he was with Lujan on North Wolcott Street in Casper, when an argument started and Lujan pointed a knife and took a cell phone.
When interviewed Lujan told police that he had pointed a pocket-knife at both victims when he robbed them.
He also said he had used methamphetamine and marijuana.
Officers later obtained a search warrant and found drug paraphernalia at Lujan's residence.
Investigators learned that Lujan has a child, but it was unclear if the child lived with him.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek no more than a five-to-seven year prison sentence on the aggravated robbery charge, and no more than a three-to-five year prison sentence on the child endangerment meth charge.
He is being held without bond, and will be sentenced at a later date.
An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt, but it acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence and/or testimony to get a guilty conviction from a jury, had the case gone to trial.