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Endicott man with criminal history sentenced to 10 years for BB gun robbery

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Prosecutors say a man with an "extensive criminal history" will spend the next decade behind bars for a robbery in Endicott.

Santonio Jones, 41, of Endicott was sentenced to ten years in prison and five years of parole Wednesday in Broome County Court, according to the Broome County District Attorney's Office.

Jones was arrested in May 2017 after he displayed what appeared to be a handgun while robbing two Village of Endicott employees. Police later said it was not a handgun, but a BB gun he showed.

Jones was found guilty by a Broome County Jury in a November trial.

Prosecutors say an investigation revealed Jones has a long history of crimes, which include armed robbery, drug possession, assault, grand larceny, forgery, aggravated DWI and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

“This is the case of a career criminal, with numerous convictions in other counties, and other states,” District Attorney Steve Cornwell said in a news release. “When he committed a robbery in Broome County, he was arrested, prosecuted, and will spend the next decade in prison.”

Prosecutors note Jones was sentenced as a second violent felony offender.

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