Defendant Who Robbed Three Businesses While Displaying What Appeared
to a Gun Sentenced to Two Concurrent Sentences of 11 Years in State Prison
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, January 7, 2019, John Elliott, age 31, of Woodbury, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge William DeProspo, to two concurrent sentences of eleven years in state prison, and five years post-release supervision. On June 6, 2018, had pled guilty to two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, in connection with robberies that he was charged with in the Town of Monroe between December 2016 and December 2017.
The prosecution alleged that on December 23, 2016, Elliott entered the Charming Charlie women’s store in Monroe, displayed a gun, and demanded money. The staff at the store gave Elliott over $900.00 in cash, and Elliott fled. Similarly, on February 14, 2017, Elliott entered the Edible Arrangements store in Monroe and displayed a gun. He thereby robbed the store of over $1,300.00 in cash, and fled. Elliott pled guilty in connection with those two robberies. In addition, Elliot was charged with Robbery in the Third Degree in connection with the December 13, 2017, robbery of Sallies Beauty Supplies in Monroe, where he was alleged to have simulated the presence of a gun in his pocket, and thereby robbed the store of approximately $300.00. Elliot faces additional charges in the State of Florida.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the New York State Police for their efforts in the investigation and prosecution of the case.
“Orange County’s citizens can feel just a bit safer while the defendant is in prison for more than the next decade,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “Hardworking people are entitled to feel secure in their places of business. My office will continue to seek severe sentences for those who threaten the use of guns during the commission of crimes.”
The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Jason Rosenwasser.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.