A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday and was immediately sentenced to four years in prison for his part in a home-invasion robbery of a woman in a Santa Ana apartment.
Gilberto Juan 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.
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.
Co-defendant Jordan Markel Ozen of Las Vegas pleaded guilty in February to robbery and burglary and admitted a sentencing enhancement allegation for the personal use of a firearm. He was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison.
As part of the plea deal a count of kidnapping to commit robbery and two counts of assault were dropped.
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.
Trevino pleaded guilty to a felony count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis for sale.
As part of the plea deal, single felony counts each of robbery, kidnapping to commit robbery, assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felony were dropped.
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