Man faces 98 years after Ukiah robbery attempts
Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:16 p.m.
A Crescent City man accused of trying to rob two women at knifepoint a few days before Christmas was found guilty Wednesday of multiple counts involving robbery.
Robert Lee White, 50, also known as Robert Stanley, was found guilty of attempted robbery in the second degree of Royleen Eriksen on Dec. 20 outside of the Lucky supermarket in the Pear Tree Shopping Center in Ukiah, and a separate attempted robbery in the second degree of Patricia DeLapo minutes later outside J.C. Penney.
White was also found guilty of attempting to forcibly dissuade a witness from seeking his arrest, and for using a knife in each of those crimes, the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office said in a news release.
The court also found that White had prior strikes for committing robberies, threats and a burglary in Humboldt, Alameda and Santa Clara counties. The defendent may face a state prison committment of 98 years to life.
A formal sentencing hearing has been set for May 17, the District Attorney's Office said.
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