Robber gets 112-year sentence for check-cashing business robberies
BY BILL BRAUN World Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A previously convicted robber has been sentenced to 112 years in prison for three robbery-related crimes at check-cashing businesses.
At a trial in January, Tulsa County jurors found Kenneth Jordan Mitchell guilty of two counts of robbery with a firearm and one count of attempted armed robbery.
The jury imposed sentences of 45, 45 and 22 years, respectively. At a formal sentencing this week, District Judge James Caputo ordered that all three prison terms run consecutively.
Caputo had told jurors that the armed robbery convictions require an offender to serve at least 85 percent of his prison time before becoming eligible for parole.
The jury also fined Mitchell $25,000.
Mitchell, 27, of Tulsa, was convicted of robbing the Check ’N Go in the 7100 block of South Memorial Drive on Aug. 24, 2011, and of attempting to rob the Cashland at 11003 E. 41st St. on the same day.
He was also convicted of robbing the Advance America check cashing business at 2425 W. Kenosha St. in Broken Arrow on Sept. 1, 2011.
Assistant District Attorney Phillip Peak said Mitchell used a rusty revolver in all three cases.
In a sentencing stage of the trial, the prosecutor introduced evidence that Mitchell had felony convictions in 2007 for robbery with a firearm and kidnapping.
Mitchell has been in the Tulsa Jail since Sept. 8, 2011.
Kenneth Jordan Mitchell