Conn sentences robber of Circle K to 5 years

KINGMAN - A Golden Valley man who used a toy gun during the "armed" robbery of a Kingman Circle K was sentenced to five years in a real prison after he pleaded guilty.

Mohave County Judge Steven F. Conn sentenced Arturo Cisneros-Ramirez, 21, on Wednesday to the presumptive sentence for a non-dangerous, non-repetitive Class 2 felony.

Cisneros-Ramirez will also face eight months of supervised probation upon his release.

Conn ordered Cisneros-Ramirez to pay $122.28 in restitution.

Cisneros-Ramirez accepted a guilty plea agreement with the Mohave County Attorney's Office. In the agreement, Cisneros-Ramirez pleaded guilty to the armed robbery and the county attorney designated it as a non-dangerous and non-repetitive offense, while dismissing the aggravated robbery and aggravated assault charges he was facing.

Cisneros-Ramirez was facing the charges in connection with the armed robbery of the convenience store located in the 2200 block of Kingman Avenue on July 24.

Cisneros-Ramirez's co-defendant Andrea Lanice Brown, 24, of Flagstaff pleaded guilty to the aggravated robbery and has already been sentence by Conn to 30 months in prison.

The initial investigation into the robbery revealed Cisneros-Ramirez and Brown entered the store, and when Brown created a distraction Cisneros-Ramirez pointed the toy handgun at the clerk and pushed the clerk to the ground before removing money from the register.