Thomas sentenced for felony robbery in St. Joseph County

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Trial was set to begin today, Nov. 27, for Travion Thomas who was arrested by the South Bend Police Department in July for felony robbery. Since that time, Thomas has entered a plea agreement and was sentenced to four years at the Indiana Department of Correction.

"The Court enters Judgment of Conviction for the lesser-included offense in Count I: Robbery, as Level Felony," said Superior Court Judge John Marnocha in his ruling. "For the reasons stated at the sentencing hearing, the Court imposes sentence of four years. Two years of the sentence is executed. Two years of the sentence is suspended. Pursuant to the plea agreement, remaining counts are dismissed."

Thomas was placed on probation for two years.

Just after 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. SBPD responded to a call at Walmart on Ireland Road.

When employees tried to stop Thomas, he allegedly lifted his shirt to reveal a gun, put his finger on the trigger and said, “I don’t think so,” according to reports.

He was later seen running toward a nearby restaurant before police arrived. Inside the restaurant, police found clothes Thomas was seen wearing, and when they went inside the women’s bathroom, they found him locked inside a stall.

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