Antonio James Jackson, 22, of Golden Valley, was charged earlier this summer with simple robbery, a felony.
On Aug. 31, Jackson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 28 months in prison. Jackson will get credit for the 44 days he's already served. The maximum penalty for his crime is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, during early morning hours on July 19, the robbery victim had just left Dreamgirls in Minneapolis and started walking toward the Chambers Hotel.
Two men approached him and offered to sell him cocaine, but the man told them he wasn’t interested, according to the complaint.
When the victim declined to make a purchase, one of the men pushed him up against a fence and held something that he thought was a small firearm against his ribs, the man told police. The men took the victim’s wallet, $1,000 in cash, a diamond earring and a Bulova watch, the complaint said.
After the victim contacted police, officers spotted Jackson—who matched the description given by the victim—standing on the light-rail platform on 5th Street. He was arrested, and during a search, police found two credit cards and an identification card in the victim’s name.
To read the initial article about Jackson's charge, read here:
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