By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – An armed robber has been sentenced to serve one year in prison after being convicted of stealing property from a Yukon-area resident.
Oklahoma City’s Juan Felipe Torres, 22, pleaded guilty June 21 to robbery with a firearm in Canadian County District Court. The felony crime is punishable by not less than five years in state prison.
The defendant was formally charged Nov. 22, 2022, after an armed heist investigated by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office.
Torres was arrested Nov. 2 and booked into the Canadian County Jail for “willfully and wrongfully taking away” a cellphone and wallet against the victim’s will by threatening the man with a handgun, according to court documents.
This caused the victim “to fear he was in immediate danger of unlawful injury or death,” Canadian County prosecutors said.
Torres appeared with his attorney Cesar Armenta for a June 21st court hearing before Canadian County Special Judge David H. Halley.
Judge Halley accepted the defendant’s guilty plea and a plea agreement between Assistant District Attorney Austin T. Murrey and the defendant.
The sentence is one year in prison followed with nine years suspended, with credit for time served at the county jail.
Torres was ordered to pay a $100 fine, $100 victim’s compensation assessment and court costs.
He will be supervised by the state Department of Corrections while on probation after being released from prison, court minutes show.