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Daily Record: Parsippany Teen Sentenced As Adult for Two Armed Robberies

Local 17-year-old gets 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to crimes at two Route 46 businesses.

A 17-year-old Parsippany teenager faces up to 10 years in prison for two armed robberies committed early last year, the Daily Record reports.

On Friday, a judge sentenced Cephas Bacon as an adult for incidents at a service station and a convenience store on Route 46.

Bacon turns 18 later this month.

Attorney Damon McDougall defended the youth and asked for leniency, citing Bacon's age and the fact that he was desperately looking for money to feed his drug addiction. Bacon's father argued that his son was under the influence of an older crowd.

Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Napurano countered that victims at a local Shell station and a Quik Mart were impacted negatively by the robberies. He added that since the January 2010 arrest, Bacon has been arrested twice for disorderly conduct and once for trespass.

Bacon could have received a sentence as high as 40 years in prison. Due to an agreement with the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, he was sentenced to 10 years on each of two counts of armed robbery, but the sentences will be served concurrently. He will have to serve 8 and 1/2 years before parole eligibility.

"We moved to handle this juvenile matter in adult court, due to our belief that if you are old enough to rob someone in this way, you are old enough to face the consequences, as you are a threat to the community," Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi said in a statement sent to Patch. "This defendant will now serve at least 8 1/2 years in state prison before he can even be considered for parole."

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joel c February 15, 2012 at 06:24 AM
he was a great football player and a great friend tht fucked up if u knew him after this all happened he was a new person his senior year nd changed all my best wishes to him
joel c February 15, 2012 at 06:30 AM
nd fuck par high they a bunch of dumbasses running tht school and the parsippany police dnt do nothing but scratch their balls all day and beat up on little kids in lake hiawatha
Damon McDougal August 23, 2012 at 01:16 AM
This kid is a good kid who made one bad decision...im his lawyer. He is not a punk, he doesnt have a thug like mentality or glorify criminal lifestyle. this man reminds me of myself...intelligent athlete. one decision can break you....for a while...but I predict he will come out and be a strong productive man.
Bob weadababyitzaboy January 04, 2013 at 08:09 AM
Riggght mr lawyer "hes not a punk" really cause AFTER he was arrested, he was arrested 3 more times for other "punk like" activities...so obviously hedoes like the criminal life. As it stands he's not completely to blame i mean all thats really glorified by society nowadays is gangster bullshit and whorry intoxicated celebrities... but then again each of us makes our own decisions and we have to live with what we haved done
James January 04, 2013 at 12:19 PM
joel c you forgot to mention that you were arrested on drug dealing charges a few weeks ago. I guess you think you are a solid citizen and a great judge of character.

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