Other defendants to serve prison time for weapons, robbery, charges.
Deputy Attorney General Casey Ewart secured a plea from Tristan Messenger, 18, of Pottstown, PA to Carjacking 1st and Robbery 2nd. In July 2015, Messenger, who was 17 years old at the time, armed with what appeared to be a handgun, stole a man’s Toyota Prius from the Starbucks on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. Messenger was sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison, with successful completion of the Key Program, followed by completion of the Crest Program, then 3 years Level III probation for the Carjacking. Messenger, who received concurrent probation for the Robbery 2nd and Conspiracy 2nd charges, was ordered to pay restitution, undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluations, and have no contact with the victims or his 2 co-defendants.
Deputy Attorney General Julie Finocchiaro secured prison sentences for two Newark men convicted of robbing a Newark video game store two times within a two-week period. In late October and mid-November 2015, Eric Brown, 20, of Newark and Kendall Watts, 22, robbed the Game Stop in the Suburban Plaza Shopping Center in Newark at gunpoint. The two were sentenced on charges of Robbery First Degree, Robbery Second Degree, 2 counts of Conspiracy Second Degree and Resisting Arrest. Brown was sentenced to five years in prison, with Watts sentenced to four years. Both men will then serve 6 months Level IV time, followed by 18 months of Level III probation. They must also pay $2729.00 in restitution.
Deputy Attorney General Casey Ewart secured a plea from Alan Dorman, 45, Philadelphia, PA to Robbery 1st and Tampering with Evidence. In August 2015, Dorman robbed the KFC restaurant on Sussex Avenue in Seaford at gunpoint. Dorman was identified with the help of surveillance video from a hotel across the parking lot where he was staying while working as part of a construction crew. For the Robbery charge, Dorman was sentenced to 25 years in prison, suspended after 10 years and completion of the Key or Greentree treatment programs, followed by 5 years of Level III probation. Dorman received an additional three years in prison for the Tampering charge. Dorman was ordered to have no contact with the victim or KFC, and must pay $507 in restitution.
Deputy Attorney General Barzilai Axelrod secured a plea from Gordon Holmes, 22, of Newark to two counts of Burglary Second Degree and one count of Conspiracy Second Degree. Holmes broke into the homes of University of Delaware students on East Park Place and East Main Street in Newark during the summer and fall of 2015, stealing items that included laptop computers, shoes, a longboard, and video games. Holmes was sentenced to two years in prison with in-patient treatment, followed by one year of Level III probation.Related Topics: Attorney General Matt Denn • Delaware Department of Justice • superior court
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