A habitual offender who was convicted this week of a Seekonk armed robbery was sentenced to serve seven years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.
Sidney Ingram, 41, of Dorchester, pleaded guilty this week in Fall River Superior Court to an indictment charging him with armed robbery (habitual offender).
In October of 2014, the defendant entered a Staples office supply store in Seekonk and picked up numerous “Beats by Dre” headphones and an Apple i-Pad. The defendant calmly walked to the counter and told the worker he had a gun and then left the store without paying. He got in a car and sped off.
The defendant was stopped by police in Warren, RI later that same evening after a BOLO issued for his vehicle. Police found all the missing items in the car.
He spent several months in a Rhode Island jail after refusing to agree to be sent back to Massachusetts, which caused lengthy delays in the prosecution of the case.
The defendant has been convicted and served jail time on at least three separate robberies in Bristol County, Norfolk County and Middlesex County.
“The defendant is a career criminal who did everything he could to hinder and obstruct his return to Mass to face these charges. Working with the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office, we were eventually able to have him returned to Massachusetts and be held accountable for another crime of violence. This is another dangerous defendant who does not belong out in the street,” District Attorney Quinn said.