Robber gets up to 3 years in prison

Pearl accepts plea for 2015 offense

JOHNSTOWN — A town of Johnstown man — convicted in a late 2015 Gloversville robbery that left a victim injured — was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to 1 1/2 to three years in state prison.

Todd M. Pearl, 35, of 1344 County Highway 107, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye on April 13 to the prison time, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was based on Pearl’s Feb. 7 guilty plea to one count of second-degree attempted assault. The plea averted a County Court trial that was due to be conducted that week.

Gloversville police arrested Pearl on charges of fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.

He was accused with co-defendant Jamie L. Brooker, 35, of the same address. She was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and fourth-degree grand larceny.

Gloversville police said that at about 3:40 p.m. Dec. 4, 2015, the victim of a robbery was walking in the area around the Fulton Street Deli to an apartment on Washington Street.

Police said the victim was followed by a man and woman – later identified as Pearl and Brooker — to the entrance of the apartment. The male suspect grabbed the victim and told the victim to “empty their pockets,” police said. There was a struggle, and the victim sustained injuries that required medical attention, police said.

Pearl was taken into custody at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department on Dec. 24, 2015 when he arrived for parole check-in, police said.

Brooker surrendered herself the same day at the Gloversville police station.

Details of Brooker’s court case were unavailable this week.

In another recent County Court case:

∫ Christine Reuben, 41, of County Highway 125, Northville, pleaded guilty April 13 to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated.

Sentencing will be at a later date, but she is expected to receive either participation in Drug Court, or six months in the County Jail and five years probation, as part of a plea arrangement.

Reuben is also expected to receive a fine, have her driver’s license revoked, and be ordered to put an interlock device on her vehicle.

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