Montgomery DA: 15 robbery convictions in just over a week
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Eight days, five suspects, 15 robbery convictions. Needless to say, Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey is having a good week.
"This is a record number of robbery convictions in such a short amount of time," the district attorney said Thursday. "If you commit a robbery in Montgomery we will be coming after you and will work hard to make sure you are convicted and sentenced to a long time in the Alabama Department of Corrections," he went on.
Those convicted in the last eight days - some in unrelated cases - include Tyrell Deshawn Moore, 19, of Montgomery; Keldrick Williams, 25, of Hoover; Keshauna Cummings, 19, of Montgomery; Deadrain Holloway, 20, of Montgomery; and Jekovan Ligon, 29.
First up in the 8-day run of convictions was Moore, back on May 4th. He was convicted of a home invasion robbery that targeted a 91-year-old woman. Bailey said Moore used his belt to choke the elderly woman while repeatedly punching her in the face. In addition to that crime, Moore was convicted of robbing another victim while she waited for a bus on Rosa Parks Avenue.
"We will be seeking to lock Tyrell Moore up for the rest of his natural life," Bailey said. "Someone who would attack a 91-year-old lady never needs to see the light of day again."
Sentencing is set for June 2nd.
Next on the conviction list were Williams and Cummings. At five, they're responsible for a third of the total convictions in this streak. The robberies happened in June when a victim was robbed at gunpoint on Baldwin Brook Drive. The suspects then stole his vehicle but not before shooting him. A day later, Williams and Cummings robbed four more people at gunpoint at the McGhee Place Apartment pool.
Bailey is asking for the maximum sentence against the duo, calling them "very dangerous" and "violent offenders".
Sentencing is set for June 10th.
Next up on the conviction block was Holloway, whom Bailey said was convicted on two robbery counts back on May 9th. He robbed a victim at gunpoint back in April 2014 at the Gazebo East Apartments. Prior to that, in December of 2013, Holloway robbed a gas station clerk on Troy Highway.
Sentencing is set for June 1st when the district attorney will ask for a long prison term.
And the latest conviction was that of Jekovan Ligon, found guilty on May 10th for an October robbery on Virginia Loop Road. A "habitual offender", Bailey says Ligon will be sentenced on June 14th.
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