Jonathan Wesley Simmons, 39, pleaded guilty last week to robbery with a dangerous weapon as a habitual felon and possession of firearm by felon, District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch said.
He threatened the victim with an AR-15-style, semi-automatic rifle.
Simmons had previous convictions for:
- Possession of a firearm in December 2011.
- Attempted first-degree burglary in December 2016.
- Assault on a female in April 2018.
Habitual felon status enhances punishment decisions and can apply after a defendant is convicted of three felonies. Habitual felons face sentencing at a felony level four classes higher than the underlying felony convictions.
Assistant District Attorney John Hindsman Jr. prosecuted the case.
– Release from the Office of District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch