Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Paying for his crime

A pretty strong message from this community to those who want to commit criminal acts here.


Man sentenced to 65 years for robbery


Charles Anthony Jr. was sentenced to 65 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to a string of New Braunfels robberies in 2008.

The 44-year-old was arrested in October 2008 in connection with the robberies of both the Payless Shoe Source at 604 S. Walnut Aver. and a Fastway Food Mart at 1412 E Common St.

Anthony was believed to have threatened employees at both locations and fled the scenes with an undisclosed amount of cash.

He was arrested following a joint effort by police in San Antonio and New Braunfels.

He pled guilty to felony robbery, and his sentence was enhanced to 65 years because of ten previous criminal convictions.

“Hopefully that will be long enough to keep him off the streets,” said Comal County Assistant District Attorney Sammy McCrary. “I hope that this sentence will teach people not to come here and commit these kinds of crimes.”