Hernández was taken into custody after he pled guilty for armed robbery and bail jumping.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
November 3. 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, Rafael J. Hernández, 21, was taken into custody after entering a guilty plea for one felony count for armed robbery and one felony count for bail jumping. Hernández apparently resisted arrested after Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge William S. Pocan ordered Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies to take him into custody. Hernández was free on bail, he brought his 5-month-old daughter to court with him on a stroller. He wasn’t expecting to be taken into custody, according to family members.
When he was placed on custody, Hernández resisted arrest because his daughter was in the court room, but an intern with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office was watching her. Members of his family were able to pick up Hernández’s daughter later, according to the D.A.’s Office.
Hernández will be sentenced on December 8 and is facing up to 40 years in prison and up to $100K in fines for the armed robbery and for bail jumping, 6 years in prison and up to $10K in fines.
Two additional accomplices connected in the Hernández armed robbery case, Victoria A. Cintron, 22, pleaded guilty for one felony count for armed robbery on October 27 and will be sentenced of December 8. Cintron is facing up to 40 years in prison and up to $100K in fines. Also, Pierre D. Marshall, 25, was charged with one felony count for armed robbery, but failed to show up in court and bail was forfeited. A warrant was issued for Marshall’s arrest.