Man implicated in armed robbery gets a break from judge

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Brian Jesus was implicated in the armed robbery of Winchell's in 2016 after he received stolen property linked to the crime.

Brian Jesus got lucky today as his initial sentence handed down by Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez was thrown out and he was given another chance to live his life outside of prison and with his family.

Judge Vernon Perez initially sentenced Jesus to four months behind bars with credit for time served. If this sentence was followed, he would have spent Valentine’s Day behind bars. But he pleaded with Judge Perez to give him a second chance stating, “I will guarantee you that you will never see me back in this court again, I promise you, your honor.”

And with that Judge Perez changed his mind and exercised the court’s discretionary authority to suspend the one-year sentence called for in the plea deal, placing Jesus on three years of probation.

Jesus was implicated in the armed robbery of Winchell’s in 2016 after he received stolen property linked to the crime. The co-actors in the case, A.J. Toves and Jose Perez, made off with $150.

According to court documents, Jesus told police that Toves traded the stolen vehicle used in the commission of the crime for another vehicle and bragged about the robbery.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.