Stiff prison sentence accompanies home burglary plea deal

By From page A8 | January 22, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A 23-year-old Fairfield ex-con with a history of committing home burglaries agreed Tuesday to an 18-year prison sentence in a plea deal on the eve of his jury trial.

Tiekei Robinson faced a possible 26-year prison sentence if he had been guilty of five felony charges. Instead, he pleaded no contest to two home burglary charges and an auto theft charge.

Robinson on an early Monday morning in January 2012 saw an unattended car warming up in the driveway of a Dove Way home in Fairfield. The car’s owner called police shortly after discovering his car was gone.

A California Highway Patrol officer spotted the car on Interstate 80 and Robinson was arrested a short time later. CHP officers found a stolen laptop computer in the car that had been taken the previous day in a Fairfield residential burglary.

Prosecutors did not initially charge Robinson for that burglary but after Robinson was caught in another residential burglary in August 2012, they filed the charges against him along with new charges.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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