Teen sentenced up to 10 years for nearly hitting officers with car after armed robbery

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    After pleading guilty to felony charges, a Lancaster woman faces prison time for her involvement in a dangerous robbery.

    18-year-old Jenine Morales was recently sentenced by Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker to 4 to 10 years after robbing a man at gunpoint and nearly hitting two police officers with a car.

    On Sept. 17, 2007, Morales and several other people robbed the victim on South Christian Street.

    The Lancaster County District Attorney's Office says Morales, who was 17 at the time, pulled a firearm on the victim and served as a getaway driver.

    The victim was robbed of Timberland boots, cash, and a jean jacket.

    As she was driving on South Christian Street, which is an alleyway, Morales sped up towards two officers who were on foot. According to the DA, the officers had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

    Morales was charged as an adult, although she petitioned to have the case moved to juvenile court. She eventually withdrew the motion.

    Morales pleaded guilty to felony robbery, aggravated assault, misdemeanor reckless endangerment, and other related offenses.

    Before her sentencing, Morals apologized in court.

    Another robber involved in the incident, Elias Brown, is serving 6 to 12 years in prison.

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