Robbery Sentencing Postponed

Police Say Man Held Up Three City Businesses

Posted: July 19, 2013

HARRISONBURG — Sentencing for a Harrisonburg man accused of robbing three city businesses last year was postponed Thursday during a hearing in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

Khallyck Yamil Figueroa-Torres, 40, pleaded guilty on April 18 to three felony counts of robbery and three felony counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

During Thursday’s hearing, his defense attorney, Sherwin Jacobs, asked Judge T.J. Wilson to postpone the hearing so he could have more time to review the presentencing report.

Wilson agreed to give Jacobs more time and rescheduled the hearing for Aug. 26.

While the charges carry a sentence of up to life in prison, a plea deal filed in the case states that the judge can sentence Figueroa-Torres to no more than what the recommended sentencing guidelines call for, roughly nine to 15 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Figueroa-Torres robbed the Days Inn off Port Republic Road and the 7-Eleven at 3251 S. Main St. on May 20, 2012. On May 31 of that year, prosecutors say, Figueroa-Torres robbed the WilcoHess gas station at 1437 S. Main St. at about 6:30 p.m.

Following the WilcoHess robbery, officers tracked him to his apartment in the University Place complex, a few hundred feet west of the gas station.

Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6278 or pdelea@dnronline.com



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