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Man Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison For Robbery And Discharge Of A Firearm

Santa Rosa, CA  –  October 28, 2016  –  Defendant Amante Erwin Robinson, 23-years-old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced Thursday October 27th, 2016, to 23 years in state prison by Judge Patrick Broderick after having pled no contest to robbery and gun enhancement charges in July of this year. The defendant will be required to serve a minimum of 85% of the sentence before his release.

The robbery was reported to law enforcement by the victims after they awoke in the early morning hours on Montecito Boulevard in Santa Rosa to find Robinson inside their apartment.  Startled, the two victims chased Robinson out of their apartment.  When he ran into a closed-off street, Robinson withdrew a 9mm handgun from his waistband and fired three shots at one of the victims, striking him once in the leg.  Although Robinson was able to evade the victims, he was contacted in the area by law enforcement a short time later where he was found in possession of the firearm.  The victims indicated that the defendant had ransacked the apartment and had taken cash and medical marijuana. 

District Attorney Jill Ravitch stated, “To be startled awake late at night in one’s home by an armed intruder is an experience that no one should have to endure.  Nevertheless, the victims in this case are extremely lucky that they survived this defendant’s actions.  This type of violent behavior warrants a significant sentence which we believe was imposed on the defendant.”

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Tania Partida.  Santa Rosa Police Detective Gregory Wojcik headed the investigation. 


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