On 3/13/19, 30-year-old Chanell Flemming was ordered to serve one year in jail for her role in a jewelry store smash and grab robbery. In January, Flemming pleaded guilty to larceny over $200,000; conspiracy to commit larceny and malicious destruction of property between $1,000 and $20,000. The charges were a result of a robbery Flemming participated in from May 2018. Flemming and her accomplice; KK Lavon McGillary, 29, and Jamar E. Owens, 23,  used hammers to break display cases and steal rings, diamonds and other merchandise. McGilary was sentenced to four to 15 years in prison, while Owens was sentenced to time served; 159 days, and three years’ probation.

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