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Former Outback Steakhouse Employee Pleads Guilty to Robbery of Restaurant


08/23/2012

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 26 year old Denivorie Jackson of 1289 Electric Avenue, Lackawanna, pleaded guilty, as charged, to six counts of Robbery in the Second Degree before Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns. These are the highest charges for which Jackson could have been convicted had he gone to trial. 

Jackson admitted that he, along with Willie Martin of 21 Olcott, Lackawanna; Jason Brooks of 38 Wilson Street, Lackawanna and Joseph Tucker of 478 Hamlin Avenue, Buffalo, committed the robbery at The Outback Steakhouse in Hamburg, New York on September 26, 2011.  At the time, Jackson was an employee of the steakhouse.  Jackson also admitted that they displayed what appeared to be a firearm during the robbery and left the victims tied up inside the restaurant while fleeing in a stolen car.

Jackson faces a maximum prison sentence of 15 years when he is sentenced on  September 19, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. before Justice Burns. 

Martin and Brooks previously pleaded guilty to Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree and face a maximum of 7 years imprisonment when they are sentenced on September 19, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. before Justice Burns.  Tucker is scheduled for trial September 24, 2012.