Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces Elmoses Blackwell, 28, of Denver Colorado was sentenced today for his July 31, 2018 plea to aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of robbery that occurred on May 28, 2017 and on June 7, 2017. The plea consolidated two cases.
The Honorable Barbara K. Huff sentenced Blackwell in her Division Three Courtroom to a total of 306 months (25+ years) in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections. The sentence carries lifetime offender registration and lifetime post release supervision when he is eventually released from prison.
On May 28 the defendant broke into an apartment in the 1000 block of Emery Street. During the break-in, two occupants of the residence were forced to engage in a nonconsensual sex act and several items of personal property including a television, phones, and money were stolen.
Days later, on June 7, Blackwell drove to a grocery store in the 2300 block of Louisiana and forced an individual walking into the store to handover his phone and money. A co-defendant in that crime, Chrystal Marie White/17CR608 pleaded to her case on January 18, 2018, was sentenced to one count of robbery and is currently serving her sentence in the custody of the Kansas Secretary of Corrections.
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