A 26-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to a home-invasion robbery of a woman in a Santa Ana apartment a year ago and was immediately sentenced to more than eight years in prison.
Jordan Markel Ozen of Las Vegas pleaded guilty to robbery and burglary and admitted a sentencing enhancement allegation for the personal use of a firearm. As part of the plea deal a count of kidnapping to commit robbery and two counts of assault were dropped.
Gilberto Trevino, 25, of Fullerton, is awaiting trial on charges of robbery, burglary, kidnapping to commit robbery, assault with a firearm, possession of a gun by a felon, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis for sale.
Trevino, who knew the victim, went to her apartment at 9 MacArthur Place March 11, 2020 to set her up for a robbery, according to Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
As he left the apartment, Ozen forced his way in before she could close the door and struck the woman with a Glock handgun before tying her up and dragging her around the residence by her hair as he gathered her money, jewelry and marijuana, Bertagna said.
Police recovered cash and marijuana, as well as a loaded Glock handgun, a 9mm handgun, a .38 handgun and a pellet gun in Trevino’s home, Bertagna said.
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