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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Man’s probation revoked; gets 20-year jail sentence

  • A St. Louis man had his probation revoked this past week and was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a Phelps County assistant prosecutor presented evidence that the man committed a robbery recently.
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  • A St. Louis man had his probation revoked this past week and was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a Phelps County assistant prosecutor presented evidence that the man committed a robbery recently.
    Wilbert W. Robinson, 22, had been serving supervised probation since Jan. 5, 2011, on two different counts of distributing, delivering, manufacturing, producing or attempting to or possessing with the intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance, a Class B felony.
    The charges stem from incidents that occurred Oct. 14, 2008, and Oct. 24, 2008.
    On Oct. 11, a probation violation was filed with the 25th Circuit Court, according to Missouri case.net, the state’s online court records.
    Thursday, Robinson’s probation was revoked after a hearing before Senior Judge John D. Wiggins.
    At the hearing, Assistant Phelps County Prosecutor Brendon Fox submitted evidence that Robinson had committed a robbery while on probation.
    Online court records state Robinson was charged with first-degree robbery, a Class A felony, stemming from an incident that occurred July 26 of this year.
    Fox said during the hearing that Robinson tried to intimidate the robbery victim from testifying against him.
    “The victim did the best she could considering she was in fear for her family,” Fox said. “Officer Jessie Hoyt from the Rolla Police Department did a great job investigating the robbery and ensuring we had enough evidence to send Wilbert Robinson to prison for a long time.”
    After the hearing Wiggins sentenced Robinson to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
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