Urbana woman gets 7.5 years in robbery, attack on pregnant woman

Urbana woman gets 7.5 years in robbery, attack on pregnant woman

URBANA — An Urbana woman who pleaded guilty to two violent crimes that happened this year has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Emanuelle McFall-Miles, 26, who listed an address in the 1200 block of West Church Street, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Tom Difanis to aggravated robbery and aggravated battery to a pregnant woman.

In the robbery case, she admitted that on Jan. 16, she pointed a gun at a clerk at Red Fox, 2000 N. Market St., C, took beer and left without paying.

A Champaign police report said the holdup occurred about 9:50 a.m. that Tuesday and that officers arrived in time to see her get in a car and speed off, reaching up to 70 mph. When the car was located later, there was a different driver, who confirmed that McFall-Miles had been driving when it left the convenience store.

In the battery incident, a Champaign woman who was six months pregnant reported to police that she arrived home about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and noticed that McFall-Miles had parked next to her. Police said McFall-Miles had previously had a disagreement with the father of that woman's child.

McFall-Miles approached the woman, hit her in the face and kicked her when she fell to the ground.

Officers found injuries on the woman consistent with her report.

Court records show that McFall-Miles had previous adult convictions for resisting arrest and possession of cannabis as well as a juvenile adjudication for aggravated battery.

In return for her pleas in those cases, two other cases in which she was charged with possession of controlled substance, possession of a stolen weapon, aggravated unlawful use of weapons, and fleeing and attempting to elude police were both dismissed.

She was given credit on her sentence for 72 days served in the county jail.

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