Notice the age group of the perps that used bats and stun guns for assaults:
Three to stand trial for robberies
By Sandra Fish
Camera Staff Writer
A judge ordered three young men to stand trial and accepted guilty pleas from three others Tuesday in connection with three armed robberies.
Five other suspects are set to enter plea deals in a complex string of robberies where some of the suspects allegedly invaded the mobile home of two men they had robbed earlier and were reported to police.
The cases involve three armed robberies:
On Sept. 25, a deal for a pound of marijuana turned into an armed robbery when a juvenile allegedly pulled a gun and the suspects fled Sugarloaf Road with about $3,500 from the drug buyers.
On Oct. 2, some of the same suspects allegedly barged into a Marine Street home on University Hill armed with guns, a stun gun and a bat. They took a laptop computer, computer games, money, wallets, marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.
On Oct. 14, several of the suspects allegedly stormed into a mobile home on Valmont Road, forcing a couple and their two children into a bathroom at gunpoint and taking a safe from the home. The victims in that case were the same people involved in the Sugarloaf robbery. They called 911 to report the second crime.
Judge Roxanne Bailin on Tuesday ordered three men to stand trial for various felony counts in some or all of the incidents after a preliminary hearing. She said she'd rule later on whether two of the men should be charged with felony kidnapping or misdemeanor false imprisonment in connection with the Oct. 14 robbery.
Mahir Lamar Wade, 18, of Boulder, charged with numerous felonies in all three robberies. He remains in jail in lieu of $60,000 bond.
James Duncan Longfellow, 18, of Boulder, charged with numerous felonies in all three robberies.
Leslie Cornell Williams II, 19, of Boulder, charged with five counts in the Sept. 25 robbery.
"I think we're looking at a matrix here of jury trials," Bailin said, noting that each man has a different lawyer, each had different levels of participation and the three incidents were different.
A 17-year-old who told sheriff's deputies he was "the mastermind of all those licks" will appear before Bailin at a disposition hearing Dec. 13. Witnesses Tuesday identified the teen as carrying a gun in two of the robberies. Senior Trial Deputy District Attorney John Pickering said the youth has been offered a deal that includes a sentence of six years in the youth corrections system with an 18-year suspended sentence as an adult.
Two juveniles and two adults also waived preliminary hearings Tuesday, planning to enter plea agreements later. The three juveniles remain in custody.
Bailin accepted guilty pleas from three others Tuesday in plea agreements:
Marcus Brewster, 18, of Boulder pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second degree burglary for driving to the Oct. 14 robbery. He remained in the car. Prosecutors are recommending a four-year deferred sentence.
Michelle Sammoury, 19, of Boulder pleaded guilty to conspiracy. She was in the car during the Sept. 25 Sugarloaf robbery. Prosecutors are recommending a two-year deferred sentence.
Ashley Steele, 18, of Boulder pleaded guilty to conspiracy. She drove the car to the Sept. 25 Sugarloaf robbery. Prosecutors are recommending a two-year deferred sentence.
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December 5, 2001
Police search for suspects in mall attack
By Robyn Mayer
Enterprise Staff Writer
Broomfield Police have released composite drawings of two robbery suspects who attacked a woman at the FlatIron Crossing mall on Thursday, Nov. 29, but otherwise have no leads, Sgt. Dan Schuler, Broomfield Public Information Officer said Friday......
Two men forced a 38-year-old Superior woman into the back of her parked car on the east side of the mall near Eddie Bauer and Dillards about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Just after the victim had parked her car, the suspects stopped their vehicle next to hers and accosted her. One of the suspects used a stun device on her leg and stole her purse, police reports stated. The victim received minor injuries but did not require medical treatment. Her purse was later recovered in the street at a nearby office complex.
"It was a very aggressive move on their (the suspects) part, and if they had been any slower, they would have been caught because police were immediately there, Crawford said.
The victim and witnesses helped police create composite images on a computer. The victim said the main difference between the subjects was that one of the suspect's hair was "gelled" and that one was taller than the other. Both are described as tanned white or Hispanic men between 17 and 21 years of age. The first suspect — described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, of stocky build with black hair and brown eyes — hit her with the stun gun and took the purse, then handed it to the second suspect. According to reports, the victim is more certain about the identity of the second suspect, who is described as 6 feet tall, of average build, with black hair, brown eyes and wearing a blue or black long-sleeved V-neck shirt and jeans.
Witnesses described the vehicle in which the suspects fled as a silver, gold or champagne-colored four-door, late-model Toyota Camry or Corolla.
Note: Again, young ages...and they used a stun gun.
Woman receives deferred sentence in robbery series
By Christine Reid and Pam Regensberg
Camera Staff Writers
The first of a dozen people charged in a series of armed robberies that targeted drug buyers was sentenced Friday.
Michelle Sammoury, 19, received a two-year deferred sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy and was ordered to complete 96 hours of community service by Chief Judge Roxanne Bailin.
"I feel awful for what I did," said Sammoury, who now attends a California college. "I shouldn't have been there. I don't know how I got sucked into it."
Sammoury is accused of being part of a group that drove to Sugarloaf Road to complete a drug transaction Sept. 25. Instead, police said, a juvenile from the car she was in pulled out a pellet gun and stole $3,500 from two men who were expecting to purchase marijuana.
Sammoury's attorney told the court her client thought "they were joking around" and went along to protect her best friend, Ashley Steele, who is accused of driving. But as the car meandered up the mountain roads, Sammoury tried to be the "voice of reason" to no avail, her attorney said.
Leslie Cornell Williams II, 19, also accused of taking part in the robbery, was in court Friday as well. The Mesa College sophomore pleaded guilty to robbery, a Class 4 felony.
Under a plea bargain, he could be sentenced to prison for two to six years, or up to 12 years in a community-based program such as probation or community corrections. Williams is scheduled to be sentenced March 22.
Police say the two are part of a ring of 12 people who targeted drug buyers in three separate armed robberies.
On Oct. 2, assailants barged into a Marine Street home on University Hill with guns, a stun gun and a bat. They took a laptop computer, computer games, money, wallets, marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.
On Oct. 14, a group stormed into a mobile home on Valmont Road, forcing a couple and their two children into a bathroom at gunpoint and taking a safe from the home. The victims in that case were the same people involved in the Sugarloaf robbery, police said.
Prosecutor John Pickering said Williams, if asked, must testify against the other co-defendants including his relative James Duncan Longfellow, 19.
Longfellow and Mahir Lamar Wade, 18, are scheduled to stand trial for various felony counts in connection with some or all of the crimes.
Steele and Marcus Brewster, both 18, also pleaded guilty to their roles in the crimes and are scheduled to be sentenced Friday.
The remainder of the suspects are juveniles.
January 12, 2002