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.