Forum staff reports, Published April 17 2012
Second suspect pleads guilty in double-stabbing robbery in FargoFARGO – A second suspect has pleaded guilty in connection with an armed robbery here on Nov. 26 in which two men were stabbed.
Samuel Eubanks III of West Fargo pleaded guilty Monday to an amended felony count of criminal conspiracy, Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney Cherie Clark said.
Eubanks, who was 19 at the time of the robbery, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, of which he’ll have to serve six months followed by two years of supervised probation. He received credit for 12 days served in jail.
According to police documents, 18-year-old Deandre Trevon Johnston of Fargo stabbed both Colby Mathis and Cory Lowery with a knife during an altercation before stealing Mathis’ wallet.
Documents allege Eubanks punched both Mathis and Lowery during the robbery.
Police said a dispute over drugs apparently prompted the assaults in the 3100 block of 33rd Street South.
Johnston pleaded guilty March 12 to two counts of robbery. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with seven years conditionally suspended and five years of supervised probation.
A third suspect, Jeremy Antoine Lee Brown, has pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery and criminal conspiracy.