OAKLAND -- Two men who attempted to assault and rob an undercover federal agent during an illegal weapons sale were each sentenced Thursday to more than 9 years in prison.
Otis Mobley, 24, of Richmond, and D'Marce Hutcherson, 20, of Rodeo, will spend 114 months and 110 months, respectively, behind bars, according to Melinda Haag, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California.
Hutcherson pleaded guilty on Oct. 25 to assaulting a federal officer by pointing a loaded handgun at him, Haag said in a news release. Mobley also pleaded guilty Oct. 25 to aiding and abetting Hutcherson and his cousin, Khusar Mobley, in the assault and attempted robbery of the agent.
Otis Mobley and Hutcherson were charged April 5 with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery of mail, money or other property and assault on a federal officer.
According to court documents, Otis Mobley orchestrated the March 28 attempted robbery of the undercover ATF agent in the parking lot of a Richmond restaurant.
Federal prosecutors said Hutcherson and Khusar Mobley brandished guns at the ATF agent while Otis Mobley, who had told an informant he was looking to sell an illegal grenade launcher, waited outside the agent's undercover vehicle.
The robbery ended with a plainclothes officer shooting Hutcherson.
Otis Mobley had previously made headlines when a federal judge in Oakland ordered him released on bail with an unusual condition: That he read books from a court-approved list for an hour each day and spend another 30 minutes writing book reports for the court.
Federal prosecutors appealed the bail order, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered him held in custody.
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