Woman gets 5 years in prison for robbery

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:35 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

COLUMBIA— A Columbia woman pleaded guilty on Monday to armed criminal action and first-degree robbery in a May robbery at Garth and Forest Avenue.

She was sentenced to five years in prison.

Veronica E. Thrower, 41, had already been sentenced last Wednesday to 60 days in the Boone County Jail for a similar, but unrelated, robbery that occurred May 1.

As previously reported in the Missourian, police said Thrower opened the door of a car that was stopped at a stop sign, showed a knife and demanded cash from a teenage driver. She was arrested May 21 in connection with the robbery.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.