SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – A South Glens Falls woman sentenced Friday in connection to a knifepoint robbery and beating case near the Fenimore Bridge.
Erica S. Bannin, 22, was sentenced to a definite term of three and one-half years in state prison with two and one-half years post-release supervision. She had previously pled guilty to felony Robbery in the second-degree.
According to authorities, she participated in the knifepoint robbery and beating of a Hudson Falls man near a fishing access site near the Fenimore Bridge in South Glens Falls, on July 30, 2013.
Bannin's co-defendants, Thomas Ford, Liana Flack, and a 17-year old male, have already entered guilty pleas to the same charge and are expected to be sentenced in December.
"Erica Bannin is directly complicit in the commission of this crime. She placed a knife against the young man's throat forcing him to surrender his wallet and property to cohort Liana Flack. Moments later, Thomas Ford and the 17-year old beat and stomped the young man to the ground warning him not to contact the police to report the robbery. Bravely, the young man received help from a good Samaritan on the Fenimore Bridge, and police from Hudson Falls and the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department acted swiftly to apprehend the four assailants and recover the young man's property that same day." said District Attorney James Murphy.