UP THE RIVER: Crack-Loving Robbery Duo Sentenced


Two men who went on a Lakeview robbery spree in 2013 so they could feed their crack cocaine habits, have received long prison sentences.

The duo targeted women, including at least one senior citizen, in their attacks.

Eric Sierra, 41, pleaded guilty to five robberies and was given four 7-year sentences plus one 8-year sentence. All sentences will be served concurrently.


As a previously-convicted murderer, Johnson, 56, received longer sentences in exchange for his four guilty pleas: two 10-year sentences and two 15-year sentences. His sentences will also be served concurrently.

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