Storage Facility Thieves Plead Guilty

Posted: November 17, 2017

On November 3, 2017, defendants Marqui Fullington and Kenneth Robson pled guilty to receiving stolen property (PC 496(a)).  Ms. Fullington also admitted a prior prison term allegation and Mr. Robson admitted three prior strike convictions. Both strikes and prior prison terms serve to increase the maximum sentence. Per the negotiated disposition, the Honorable Kenneth J. Melikian sentenced Ms. Fullington to four years in county jail and Mr. Robson to three years in state prison. Ms. Fullington's sentence is being served in county jail because of the Realignment Act (Prop 47) which specified that certain types of felony convictions must be served in local jails (rather than state prison) despite the length of the sentence.

 On April 28, 2017, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office was notified that a storage unit had been broken into at Gold Key Storage where approximately $10,000.00 of property was taken. During the investigation, it was discovered that Ms. Fullington rented a nearby unit and a search recovered numerous items that had been stolen from the previously mentioned storage unit. Video surveillance further implicated both defendants in the theft.

 On August 4, 2017, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office made contact with both Ms. Fullington and Mr. Robson at their joint storage unit located at Park West Mini Storage. Inside of their unit, Sheriff's Deputies discovered more of the missing property and methamphetamine. In total, the defendants were found to be in possession of approximately $2,300.00 in stolen property. The remaining items have yet to be recovered.

 The case was investigated jointly by the El Dorado County Sheriff's and the District Attorney's Office.