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Guilty Verdict in Albany Robbery Trial

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

September 20, 2019



   Guilty Verdict in Albany Robbery Trial


ALBANY, NY - District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that JOHN THAXTON, aka TAYVON JOHNSON, 19, of Albany, was found guilty after a jury trial of (1) Count of Robbery in the First Degree, a Class B Violent Felony, and (2) Counts of Robbery in the Second Degree, each Class C Felonies, before the Honorable Roger McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court this afternoon.

After hearing witness testimony and evidence presented during trial this week, the jury concluded that on July 31, 2018, at approximately 2:30 A.M., THAXTON an alleged co-defendant brandished a knife and forcibly stole property from an adult male victim who was not known to them while in the area of 293 Ontario Street in the City of Albany. In addition, the jury found that on August 3, 2018, at approximately 7:30 P.M., THAXTON and an alleged co-defendant forcibly stole property to an unknown adult female victim who was not known to them in a residence on Partridge Street in the City of Albany.

THAXTON was remanded after the verdict was read and faces up to 40 years in State Prison when sentenced on a future date that will be scheduled by the Court. The prosecution against the alleged co-defendant remains open pending a trial date in Albany County Court.

Assistant District Attorney Joseph Brucato and Assistant District Attorney Collin D’Arcy prosecuted this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]

 All parties are presumed innocent unless and until convicted of a crime