By Lisa Pett
The two younger defendants in a Alban bar robbery last November were sentenced today in Portage County Court.
Destiny Clinton, 18, and Tanner Raymond, 20, were sentenced separately for their role in the incident in which Tanner, along with Harlon Raymond, 25, entered the Wigwam Inn in the early morning hours of November 30, wearing masks and brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle.
Clinton, who was a 17-year-old high school senior at the time, waited in the car while Tanner and Harlon Raymond entered the bar, yelling and threatening the bartender, who happened to be Harlon Raymond’s sister, Tanner Raymond’s cousin and Destiny Clinton’s mother.
The two men stole nearly $1,400 in cash from the bar, slashing patrons’ tires before they fled the parking lot to ensure there would be no pursuit. Harlon Raymond put the getaway car in a rural ditch before the trio fled into the woods, eventually hiding out in the basement of a Rosholt residence where they were later found and arrested.
For her part in the crime, Clinton received a sentence of 10 years, with five years initial confinement and five years extended supervision. But Judge Thomas Eagon stayed the sentence and Clinton will serve out the ten years on probation.
As a condition of the probation, she is required to serve one year in the county jail. She has been incarcerated since her arrest and has 234 days of credit.
According to Judge Eagon, Clinton’s expressed remorse, age at the time of the robbery, lack of criminal history as well as some past abuse were mitigating factors in her sentence. She is also pregnant and due to give birth any day as the result of an alleged sexual assault by an older male family member, which occurred before the robbery took place.
For his role in the crime, Tanner Raymond received a 15-year sentence for armed robbery with a firearm. He will serve eight years initial confinement followed by seven years extended supervision. Court documents indicate Tanner stole the assault rifle used in the robbery from another cousin and fashioned the masks used in the heist out of a pair of yoga pants.
The third co-defendant, Harlon Raymond, pleaded no contest to armed robbery with a firearm on June 24 and is due back in Portage County Court for sentencing on August 31.