Jan 2, 2018
Michael DeAngelo Taylor plead guilty to12 years "robbery of an inhabited dwelling"
A home invasion marijuana robber was convicted by plea this morning in Department H of the Mendocino County Superior Court.
Defendant Michael DeAngelo Taylor, age 24, of Muncie, Indiana, accepted the District Attorney's "take it or leave it" early plea settlement offer in order to avoid the potential of greater punishment down the road. Defendant Taylor plead guilty to robbery of an inhabited dwelling in concert with others, a felony. He also admitted personally using a firearm during the commission of the robbery, as a sentencing enhancement.
As part of the overall negotiated disposition, the defendant was required to stipulate to the imposition of a state prison sentence of 12 years. Under current law, he will be required to serve at least 85% of that sentence.
Also as required by law, the defendant's case was referred to the Adult Probation Department for a social study and sentencing report. This report will be relied on by the prison authorities at the San Quentin reception center when they are eventually required to undertake intake classification and facility housing decisions for this defendant.
Taylor is scheduled to be back in court on February 13, 2018 at 9 o'clock in the morning in Department H for formal imposition of the agreed-upon 12 years. Any person interested in this matter is welcome to attend that sentencing hearing.
The prosecutor handling the case against Taylor is District Attorney David Eyster. The law enforcement agencies responsible for investigating the underlying crimes were the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office and the Willits Police Department. The sentencing judge on February 13th will be Mendocino County Superior Court Judge John Behnke.