LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livonia man who was offered a plea deal by the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office spoiled the offer on Tuesday when he was arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend while bailed out of jail on a felony burglary charge.
Robert Robb, 42, is now additionally charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment in the Second Degree, a violation of his pending deal of of Burglary in the Second Degree, a C felony, and Petit Larceny. The original offer was for 6 months in local jail and 5 years of probation, but that offer is off the table and Robb is now re-incarcerated on new bail.
“The judge locked [Robb] up due to the new case,” said Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe. “The new offer is for two years in prison.”
Robb was originally arrested in June for allegedly stealing pills from another Livonia resident on multiple occasions. The resident noticed that pills started disappearing and set up a security camera, which captured images of Robb entering the house without permission.
Judge Dennis Cohen increased bail on the burglary charge, from $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond to $5,000 cash or credit card, and set bail at $2,500 bond for the harassment charge.