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MAN JAILED UP TO 12 YEARS FOR FIRING GUN DURING STREET ROBBERY IN LANCASTER

A Lancaster man will serve up to 12 years in prison for firing a gun while robbing a man last year on a city street.

Elias R. Brown, 21, pleaded guilty in May to felony counts of robbery, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm without a license regarding the Sept. 14, 2017, incident in the 100 block of South Christian Street.

On Monday, Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker sentenced Brown to 6 to 12 years in prison.

Brown and two juveniles, also charged, robbed the victim, taking Timberland boots, cash, and a jean jacket, according to Assistant District Attorney Travis S. Anderson, lead prosecutor.

During the robbery, Brown fired five rounds from a .40-caliber Glock pistol. No one was struck.

President Judge Reinaker, while ordering sentence, said it was Brown who held the gun and presented the biggest threat to the victim’s safety.

Lancaster city police Detective Robert Whiteford filed charges.

 

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