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Hemet woman who swiped man's phone sentenced


Last updated 12/27/2018 at 3:18pm

BANNING - A 23-year-old woman who forcibly took a Hemet man's mobile phone and fled on a bicycle was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 27 to a year in jail and 36 months probation.

Sharice Tashay Williams of Hemet pleaded guilty earlier this month to a misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property. In exchange for her admission, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office dropped a robbery charge against her.

Superior Court Judge Mark Johnson certified the plea agreement and imposed the sentence stipulated by the prosecution and defense.

Williams' co-defendant, a teenage boy whose identity was not released, was referred to Juvenile Dependency Court in Riverside after the pair were charged. The status of his case could not be confirmed.

According to Hemet Police Lt. Nate Miller, the theft happened about 9 a.m. on Dec. 6 in the 100 block of South Buena Vista Street, near Florida Avenue.

Miller said the victim, whose identity was not disclosed, was walking on the sidewalk when Williams and the boy confronted him on bicycles. The defendant and her cohort punched the victim in the face and wrested his mobile phone out of his possession, then rode away, according to the lieutenant.

He said the man, who suffered minor injuries but did not require hospitalization, asked witnesses to call 911, and officers arrived moments later, obtaining a description of the assailants.

A patrolman found Williams and the youth loitering near the intersection of Florida and Ramona Street, where both were taken into custody without a struggle.

The phone was seized and returned to the victim, Miller said.

Williams had no documented prior convictions in Riverside County. No information was available regarding the teen.


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