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4 members of 'Jackson 5' convicted on armed robbery charges

Ring leader was in court a day earlier

UKIAH, Calif - Four defendants arrested in last July for their involvement in a marijuana robbery on Covelo Road have resolved their cases as of Thursday morning, according to the Mendocino County District Attorney (MCDA). 

Four of the members of the group, who refer to themselves as the "Jackson 5," now stand convicted and each will be sentenced to state prison, the MCDA said.

The alleged ring leader of the group, Trevor Michael Jackson, was in court Wednesday morning, where he plead guilty to three charges and was sentenced to 25 years in state prison.

("Ring leader" TREVOR MICHAEL JACKSON)

Alejandro Nunez, 24, of Willits, was convicted by plea on Oct. 11 of robbery in concert of an inhabited dwelling while vicariously armed with an assault rifle, the DA said. He will be formally sentenced on Nov. 5 to an agreed-upon 12 years in state prison, according to the MCDA.

(ALEJANDRO NUNEZ)

Daniel Hernandez Sanchez, 24, of Covelo, was convicted by plea on Oct. 25 of robbery in concert of an inhabited dwelling while vicariously armed with an assault rifle, the MCDA said. He was also convicted in a separate case of assault with a deadly weapon (the deadly weapon being a vehicle) and domestic violence causing a traumatic injury, authorities said. He will be formally sentenced on Nov. 27 to an agreed-upon 14 years in state prison, according to the MCDA.
(DANIEL HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ)

Joshua Clayton Hanover, 29, of Redwood Valley and Covelo, was convicted by plea on Oct. 26 of robbery in concert of an inhabited dwelling while vicariously armed with an assault rifle, the MCDA said. He will be formally sentenced on Dec.14 to an agreed-upon 12 years in state prison, according to officials.

(JOSHUA CLAYTON HANOVER)

Matthew Jay Sturges, 31, of Willits, was convicted by plea this morning of robbery in concert of an inhabited dwelling while vicariously armed with an assault rifle, the MCDA said. He will be formally sentenced on Dec.14 to an agreed-upon 12 years in state prison, according to officials.
(MATTHEW JAY STURGES)

The DA said because of the nature of these convictions, the custody credits each of these defendants may attempt to earn in state prison is limited to no more than 15 percent of the sentence imposed.

The judge in this case is John Behnke, Presiding Judge of the Mendocino County Superior Court.

The prosecutor who has been handling these cases is District Attorney David Eyster. The law enforcement agency responsible for the investigation and arrest of the above defendants is the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office.

Investigation continues into locating additional suspects involved in the July crimes.
 


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