Kansas City Man Gets 30-Years For Robbing A Northland Business
On Monday, 44-year-old Rowdy M. Offield, who robbed a Northland business of more than $700,000 in jewelry, received a 30-year federal prison sentence.
Since 1993, he has gathered 14 felony convictions and once confessed to police officer that he was a “serial robber,” he said on Monday.
According to Michael Green, an assistant U.S. attorney, “This defendant has an incredible and troubling criminal history”.
Offield currently is serving a 60-year sentence in a Missouri prison due to the high number of previous convictions in Clay, Saline and Johnson counties.
He will not be eligible for his 1st state parole hearing until the year 2043, told his defense attorney, Travis Poindexter. Even if that goes well, he will not be eligible for release from prison until the year 2045, when he will be 75-years-old.
Offield accepted in his plea in April that he entered Crown Fine Jewelry in the 300 block of Northeast Englewood Road on 22nd of June 2011 and pointed a pistol at the owner. He escaped after the owner filled him 2 bags with jewelry and coins from the business’ safe.
U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple told that the 30-year sentence was well above a maximum 20-year sentence recommended under federal guidelines.”You’re an armed career criminal. I’m imposing this sentence for deterrence, for punishment and for the protection of the public”.
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