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Purse snatcher, Newhall resident, sentenced to 32 months

Posted: January 30, 2014 10:49 a.m.
Updated: January 30, 2014 10:49 a.m.

A man who smashed the window of a car parked in a Valencia shopping center and stole a purse has been sentenced to 32 months in state prison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said.

Sherman Cox, 24, of Newhall, appeared in San Fernando Superior Court Wednesday and was sentenced to 32 months, said Ricardo Santiago.

In September, Cox pleaded no contest to one count of receiving known stolen property for an incident that happened in the summer.

On June 3, Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station responded to reports of burglar who smashed the window of a car, Deputy Josh Dubin said at the time.

Deputies tracked the suspect through the paseos east of the Granary Square shopping center and were able to make an arrest with the help of a person who witnessed the crime, he said.

Within 15 minutes of the smash-and-grab incident, deputies arrested Cox at gunpoint on the South Fork Trail.

They recovered $634 and credit cards, Dubin said at the time of the arrest.
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Baddog1: Posted: January 30, 2014 11:07 a.m.

Probably about three days, if good behavior!

michael: Posted: January 30, 2014 2:36 p.m.

They recovered $634.00 and the taxpayers will be handed a bill for $55,000.00 to lock the guy away for 2.5 years. A public flogging in downtown Newhall followed by probation seems more appropriate.

cj64: Posted: January 30, 2014 2:45 p.m.

Cost for inmate room and board is around 60K per year, so a 2.5 year sentence is around 150K plus the cost os the trial and free lawyer.

Spending per inmate has soared from $33,000 in 1995 to $60,000 today, an 82.3 percent increase accounting for inflation. By comparison, K-12 spending has increased only 17.9% since 1995 with inflation adjustments

chefgirl358: Posted: January 31, 2014 11:49 p.m.

He'll be out and wearing a defective ankle bracelet in a month. Ugh! --edited.

michael: Posted: January 31, 2014 8:02 a.m.

County jail national average costs about $60.00 per day. I guess I forgot we are in california.

SingleMomOfOne: Posted: February 1, 2014 9:42 p.m.

Damn almost more than most common folk earn in a days work...

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