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Jackson, MS - A 16-year-old charged as an adult has been sentenced to prison time in an armed robbery case, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood today. Reginald Robinson, 16, of Jackson entered a guilty plea Thursday in Hinds Circuit Court before the Honorable Judge William Gowan. The indictment charged Robinson as an adult for two counts of armed robbery and one count of receiving stolen property.
Robinson was sentenced on count one of the armed robbery charges to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 15 years suspended and five years to serve followed by three years supervised probation. He was sentenced to 20 years suspended on count two and count three was remanded. Robinson is required to attend mandatory alcohol and drug treatment as well as complete a GED program while incarcerated.
The plea offer is contingent upon Robinson’s truthful testimony against two co-defendants: Senard Kelly and Larry Ray. The defendant and his alleged co-defendants are alleged to have approached the two victims, both of Jackson, with a handgun and taken their purses before fleeing the scene. The three defendants were subsequently arrested while driving around in a car alleged to be stolen.
The case was originally handled by the Hinds County District Attorney’s Office which removed themselves citing conflict of interest. The Attorney General’s Office was appointed by Judge Gowan to handle the case. Prosecution was handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders.