Man gets 27 years for robberies and assaults

A man charged with several attacks on victims over two weeks in February a year ago is going away to prison.

Anthony James Williams, 27, was sentenced to 27 years after pleading no contest to first-degree robbery with use of a firearm, second-degree robbery with great bodily injury and grand theft of property taken from a person, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office announced Friday.

According to the D.A.'s office, an armed Williams and an accomplice robbed a Valero gas station on Feb. 2, 2013. He ordered the station clerk to hand over cash from the till and a box of cigars. The clerk complied and as the robbers turned to leave, Williams turned back and fired his gun at the clerk. The clerk ducked in time and was not hurt.

On Feb. 18, 2013, Williams was with several others when he used a stun gun on a woman loading items into her car. The D.A.'s office stated he tazed the victim several times, knocking her to the ground before proceeding to smash her face to the ground and hitting her in the head with the stun gun. He then took her mobile phone, keys and car.

The following day, Feb. 19, 2013, the D.A.'s office said Williams and accomplices drove the victim's car to a McDonald's where he stole a handheld PlayStation from customers in the restaurant.

Law enforcement responded to the crime and Williams was eventually captured and arrested after a high speed police pursuit.


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