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JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI (April 20, 2017) – Judge Patricia Joyce sentenced Kane Carpenter to a ten year sentence on April 18, 2018. The sentence comes after a jury trial held in February of 2018. In that trial, a Cole County jury found Carpenter guilty of robbery in the first degree. Carpenter will not be eligible for parole until eight-five percent of the sentence is served. Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Derek Spencer and Meghan Woolery tried the case for the State.
Carpenter was charged in October of 2016. The charges stem from a robbery on E. Capitol Ave. The victim told law enforcement two males he did not know approached him while he was walking and demanded his phone. Carpenter lifted his jacket and displayed a handgun in his waistband and threatened to shoot him. The defendant and another man, Robert Scott, were found within a block of the crime scene shortly after 911 was called. The victim’s phone was found in a bush next to where the two were found. Robert Scott has also been found guilty of robbery in a separate trial in March of 2018, and is awaiting sentencing. Mr. Carpenter still faces another felony case for three counts of robbery first degree and three counts of armed criminal action for a robbery that occurred in December of 2016 while Carpenter was on the Cole County pre-trial release program.