A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been sentenced to 25-years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to an October 2017 armed robbery.
According to court records, Romondo S. Bootchee admitted to robbing someone at gunpoint during a drug deal in the area of 27th and Casey streets in Mt. Vernon.
Bootchee has been held in the Jefferson County Jail since being arrested November 4, 2017, by Mt. Vernon police on a Jefferson County petition to revoke probation stemming from an earlier burglary charge.
While in jail on that arrest, he was served a warrant stemming from the October incident that charged him with Class X felony armed robbery and Class 2 felony robbery.
In exchange for his guilty plea to the Class X charge, the Class 2 charge was dismissed along with a 2017 case charging him with felony possession of meth and felony delivery of meth, and a 2016 case charging him with felony burglary.
With good behavior, Bootchee could be freed after serving half of his 25-year sentence.