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Defendant: Arthur Branch (DOB 01/15/71)

June 27, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Arthur Branch of Yonkers has been sentenced to 12 years-to-life in state prison as a persistent violent felon.
Branch earlier pleaded guilty to Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, a felony, for an incident that occurred Sept. 9, 2016, at a Mount Vernon train station.

Background
On Sept. 9, 2016, around 11 p.m., Branch approached two women at the Mount Vernon East MetroNorth train station brandishing a box cutter and demanding their money and cell phones. He threatened to slash their faces if they did not comply. He forcibly took a smartphone from each victim and money from one of them. Branch fled the scene. He was arrested Dec. 1, 2016 by MTA police who were assisted in their investigation by the Mount Vernon Police and the New York State Division of Parole.

Assistant District Attorneys Joseph A. Servino and Brian Bendish prosecuted the case.

 

Arthur Branch

Arthur Branch

 

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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