Danielle Johnson has been sentenced to 25 years for first-degree robbery.
On Feb. 13, 2012, the victim, a priest, was unloading groceries from his car which was parked at a downtown church. A man displayed a handgun and began going through the victim's pockets, removing personal papers, four Schnucks gift cards and four Metro bus passes. The man also removed the victim’s wallet from his pants pocket which contained approximately $200. A witness, S.L., who assists the victim, observed the man holding a handgun and taking the wallet. S.L. yelled at the man to stop, and the man ran. S.L. followed the man until he cut into an alley that only had one exit. S.L. waited at the exit and observed the man in the passenger seat of a vehicle that he recognized as belonging to the Defendant, an individual to whom the priest regularly provided assistance. Defendant was arrested next to the vehicle matching their description, shortly after the robbery occurred. The defendant was found in possession of two Schnucks gift cards and two metro bus passes and later admitted to police that the man gave him the gift cards and bus passes.
On Oct. 23, 2013, a jury found Johnson guilty of first-degree robbery. On Jan. 24, 2014, St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Hogan sentenced Johnson to 25 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.