Twin Ports woman sentenced for robberyA Twin Ports woman who stole money from the tills of two different stores within five minutes of each other last June was sentenced Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Twin Ports woman who stole money from the tills of two different stores within five minutes of each other last June was sentenced Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Arlanda Mae Hancock, 31, pleaded no contest to one count felony robbery with use of force and misdemeanor bail jumping in connection with the robberies. She was sentenced to two years of probation for the bail jumping charge with 60 days in jail. She was ordered to pay $270 restitution, maintain absolute sobriety, submit to random urinalysis and undergo a chemical dependency evaluation. A deferred judgment of conviction agreement was entered for the robbery charge. If she successfully completes probation and has no new charges, the charge would be amended to misdemeanor theft, which carries a maximum penalty of nine months of imprisonment and $10,000 fine.
Hancock went up to the counter at the Superior Walgreens at about 3:30 a.m. June 26 to buy some candy. When the clerk opened up the till, Hancock reached across, grabbed several bills and attempted to flee. The clerk grabbed her arm, but Hancock broke free and fled the store. About five minutes later, Hancock came up to the counter of Hammond Spur with an energy drink to purchase. When the till opened, she reached over the counter and grabbed change out of it, then fled.
She was identified by pictures on a cell phone she dropped when she fled Hammond Spur. Both clerks picked her picture out of a photo lineup as the person who robbed their tills.
In court Friday, Hancock also pleaded no contest to unrelated charges of second offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and third offense operating with a restricted controlled substance. She was sentenced to two years of probation with consecutive jail terms of 10 and 60 days, respectively. She was ordered to install an ignition interlock and her driver’s license was revoked for 27 months.
Charges of obstructing an officer, second offense operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol content and additional charges of bail jumping and second offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated were dismissed.