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Press Release

Anchorage Woman Convicted of Anchorage Robbery

June 15, 2018

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) On June 14, 2018, an Anchorage jury convicted 29 year old Jolene Curtis of Robbery in the Second Degree.  Curtis also pleaded guilty to violating her conditions of release by committing the offense.

The evidence at trial showed that on December 4, 2017, Jolene Curtis was asked to leave True Value hardware store.  Upon leaving the store, Curtis stole a thin metal rod and clear plastic tubing.  The owner of True Value exited the store and attempted to retrieve the stolen property.  Curtis told the owner she felt disrespected, that the property was now hers, and subsequently hit the owner in the arm with the metal rod twice.  Curtis then left the scene in a van with an unidentified male.  Police caught Curtis several weeks later. 

At the time of the robbery, Curtis was on conditions of release in three other cases for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, and Concealment of Merchandise.

Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton presided over the trial.  Sentencing is scheduled for October 5, 2018.  Curtis faces up to 10 years in jail and a $100,000 fine.

CONTACT: Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Patrick McKay at (907) 269-6300 or patrick.mckay@alaska.gov.

More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/criminal/adao.html.

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