- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Oklahoma City man accused of participating in two jewelry heists in Arkansas and Texas has been sentenced to just under three years in prison.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 49-year-old Tony Eugene Gabriel was given credit at his Monday sentencing for testifying last month against two other Oklahoma men suspected of robbing Roberson’s Fine Jewelers in Little Rock in 2015.

Both men were acquitted after attorneys argued that the only witnesses against them were admitted criminals. But prosecutors still recommended that Gabriel be given credit for providing details about the Arkansas heist.

Gabriel has been ordered to pay restitution in both cases. He apologized for his actions in court and says he wants to serve his time, pay back the money and “be the best citizen I can be.”

___

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide