ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Blake’s Lotaburger employee admitted to assaulting a homeless man during a plea hearing on Wednesday morning, September 13. Darrell Drake pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in front of Judge Cindy Leos.

In May, Drake got into an argument with a homeless man at the Blakes near Lomas and Louisiana Boulevard. The man threw a cup at Drake, and Drake stabbed him with a knife.

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Drake is now facing two years behind bars as a part of the plea deal. A sentencing date has been set for October 10.