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Last Offender in Menands Robbery Sentenced

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

 

 

Press Release

January 12, 2018

 

 



Last Offender in Menands Robbery Sentenced  

 

 

 

 

ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that MESSIAH GREEN, 22, of Albany, was sentenced to 10 years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post Release Supervision, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this morning. 


On November 15, 2017, GREEN was found guilty after a jury trial of (2) Counts of Robbery in the Second Degree, a Class C Violent Felony, (1) Count of Robbery in the Second Degree, a Class C Armed Violent Felony, (1) Count of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class D Violent Felony, (1) Count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony, and (4) Counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony.


A jury found that on March 27, 2017, at approximately 8:20 PM, in the area of Pateman Circle and North Sage Hill Lane in the Village of Menands, GREEN, along with three other co-defendants, forcibly stole personal property and caused physical injury to a person who was not known to them during the course of the crime. GREEN, aided by three others, punched the victim’s head multiple times, and while another participant displayed what appeared to be a firearm, stole the victim’s cellphone and wallet. Using GPS, Officers were able to track the victim’s phone and wallet to a vehicle occupied by GREEN and the three other defendants. The victim was treated for injuries and has since recovered.
On November 17, 2017, co-defendant KIESHAWN CHANEY, 20, of Albany, was sentenced to 7 years in State Prison to be followed by 3 years of Post Release Supervision and co-defendant ZACHARIHAS CHANEY, 21, of Albany, was sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post Release Supervision, each before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court. 


Additionally, on August 31, 2017, co-defendant RAYHEEM COOPER, 21, of Albany, was sentenced to 5 years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post Release Supervision, before the Honorable Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court. 


Assistant District Attorney Michael Wetmore of the Legal Affairs Unit and Assistant District Attorney Dennis DiBari of the Major Offense Unit prosecuted this case.


For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at [email protected]

 

 

 

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