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Man Convicted of Robbing Springfield Family in Their Home

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield man is convicted of breaking into a home and robbing a family in 2010.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield man is convicted of breaking into a home and robbing a family in 2010.

Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson says Ramone E. Hicks, 25, was convicted Wednesday night by a Greene County Jury.

Hicks was charged with 1st degree Robbery, Armed Criminal Action, and 1st degree Burglary in the crime that happened in September 2010 in the 1800 block of N. Broadway.

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Hicks and two other people were accused of forcing their way into the home, demanding money and drugs from a father and his two young daughters. No one was injured.

After the robbery, officers say they tracked the suspects to a Walmart where they were attempting to use the victim's credit card. Weapons used during the robbery were located in the suspect's vehicle along with several items taken during the robbery.

Patterson says the jury deliberated for 40 minutes before returning a verdict.

Hicks' sentencing is set for May 16, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. He could serve up to 10 years in prison for the crime. He'll have to serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for patrol.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Russell Dempsey and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Nhan Nguyen. It was investigated by the Springfield Police Department.

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