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NY Man Who Held Truck Driver At Gunpoint Sentenced To 12 Years


A Buffalo, New York man was given back-to-back sentences today for two violent crimes– one involving a truck driver.

In May, Martellion Ham, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery for mugging a 16-year-old Academy for Visual Arts student in December, kicking and punching the victim before taking off on foot. Shortly after, Ham was arrested nearby.

While out on bail, Ham snuck into a truck and waited for the driver. When the driver got into his truck, Ham held a gun to the driver’s head and demanded the driver turn over his wallet. Ham was allegedly not satisfied with the amount of money he was given. He then put the gun in the driver’s mouth and made him remove his clothes.

The driver pushed away the gun and managed to escape.

On request from the district attorney, the judge sentenced Ham to consecutive prison sentences totaling 12 years– four years for the mugging and eight years for the armed robbery, with both terms to be followed by five years of post-release.


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