Check Into Cash Robber Sentenced In Court
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The man accused of robbing the Check Into Cash store and then having a stand off with police months later, was sentenced in court Thursday morning.
Skylar Kesterson, 24, pleaded guilty to 5 counts including 4 felonies.
According to the plea agreement, Kesterson will receive 20 years in prison plus 5 years of mandatory parole.
Kesterson pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, possession of weapon by a previous offender and two counts of menacing. The menacing counts stem from two prior cases in which Kesterson was on probation for at the time of the robbery. All of the above counts are felonies.
On September 24, 2012 Kesterson admitted to robbing the Check Into Cash store with a BB gun making off with cash.
Another part of the agreement ordered him to payback over $1,000 in restitution to the Check Into Cash store.
A few months after the robbery, police were called to the Mesa Inn for a welfare check. They discovered the person they were checking up on was Kesterson.
After Officers learned a warrant was out for his arrest and Kesterson refused to exit the motel room, causing authorities to use tear gas to take him into custody.
Kesterson will be credited 189 days of pre-sentence confinement.