2 teens plead guilty to charges related to carjacking offenses in Hennepin County
One person was sentenced this week and another person will be sentenced in February after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery charges in Hennepin County.
According to the Hennepin County District Attorney’s Office, 17-year-old Asa Huff-Jones, of Brooklyn Park, pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree aggravated robbery on Wednesday. He was originally going to stand trial as an adult on Nov. 16.
Although Huff-Jones received different prison sentences for each count, officials say he will serve an 86 month-long prison sentence, as the sentences will be served concurrently.
Meanwhile, the attorney’s office says 18-year-old Raveyan Smith, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree aggravated robbery, as part of a plea agreement.
Officials say he will be sentenced on Feb. 3 for the charges, and he is expected to be sentenced to prison for each charge. If that happens, officials say they expect the sentences to be served concurrently.
Although Huff-Jones was 16 years old at the time of his offense and Smith was 17 years old at the time of his offense, both were certified to stand trial as adults. Smith was certified as an adult on Dec. 1, and Huff-Jones was certified on Nov. 16.
Officials say Huff-Jones and Smith weren’t involved in the same offenses.