GUILTY PLEA FOR ARMED ROBBERY AND WEAPONS POSSESSION

A New York man entered a guilty plea to armed robbery, unlawful possession of a handgun and resisting arrest, for robbing a cab driver in Atlantic City. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced this summer, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel stated.

Tyrone Hall, 42, of Queens, who has no prior indictable convictions, must serve 85 percent of his prison term or eight years and six months, before parole eligibility if sentenced to the maximum under the plea agreement. On Jan. 17, 2010 at 10 p.m. Hall left Harrah’s Resort casino and hailed a cab. In the 800 block of Maryland Avenue, while armed with a .45-caliber handgun he demanded cash from the driver, pulled out a stun gun and zapped the driver in the neck twice. An Atlantic City police officer noticed that the vehicle’s hazard lights were blinking. The officer drove up to the vehicle and noticed the driver was distressed. At that point the police officer ordered Hall, who was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle, out of the car. The officer was in the process of arresting Hall when he fled on foot. Hall was apprehended on Brigantine Boulevard after a struggle and charged with the crimes. He was indicted in March of 2010, according to Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer.

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