Archive for Friday, September 28, 2012

Ottawa man sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in robbery

September 28, 2012


A Douglas County district judge sentenced a 22-year-old Ottawa man on Friday to 52 months in prison on three counts of robbery.

Prosecutors said Dominique Rashad Burnett and his co-defendants participated in a Jan. 10 robbery of several items, including marijuana, from an apartment in the 1700 block of West 19th Street. Burnett received credit for 154 days spent in jail.

One co-defendant, Colby Blaine Simon, 19, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to theft Tuesday and will be sentenced Oct. 30. The other defendant, Dallas Jay Ambler, 23, also of Ottawa, pleaded guilty in July to two counts of robbery. Ambler’s sentencing is Oct. 1.


consumer1 5 years, 5 months ago

Am I missing something here? The headline says "Year" the article says 54 months which is a almost 13 years?

jackpot 5 years, 5 months ago

Math check 4.5 years. 12 months in a year x 4 = 48 + 6=54 months.

Shaun Hittle 5 years, 5 months ago

Our bad. Headline should've said four and a half years. It's been updated.

Shaun LJW

kawrivercrow 5 years, 5 months ago

It pleases me that he was caught and prosecuted even when cannabis was stolen. The article doesn't say if it had any weight in the conviction or sentencing, but I have no tolerance for thieves and plenty of tolerance for people with marijuana, legal or not.

jhawkinsf 5 years, 5 months ago

Make pot legal, or not. Decriminalize it, or not. Medical use, or not. I really don't have a strong opinion one way or the other. That said, if we all go about our business with the attitude that some laws need to be enforced and some do not, we'll have more and more instances of people taking the law into their own hands. Or some guy will be sentenced to a longer prison term for selling pot than for killing someone. Make laws, set guidelines for what the consequences are should you break the law, change those you don't like, and then live with the consequences, good or bad.

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