Plea in attempted theft brings conditional discharge

Plea in attempted theft brings conditional discharge

URBANA — A Champaign man who tried to steal the lottery winnings of another man has been sentenced to a year of conditional discharge.

Kofi Washington, 32, whose last known address was in the 500 block of East Vine Street, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted robbery as part of a negotiated plea agreement.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Bennett said on Dec. 29, Washington ran up behind a man who was walking north on Neil Street near Charles Street, having just left the Circle K, 1301 S. Neil St. The man was counting $100 in lottery winnings he had just obtained at the Circle K when he turned and Washington swung at him in an attempt to get the money.

The victim ran to another nearby store and Washington was arrested in the area.

Washington was also sentenced to 67 days in the county jail and given credit for time already served.

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