SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County jury convicted a man from Springfield for breaking into a home and robbing a father and his two young daughters in September 2010. The jury deliberated 40 minutes on Wednesday night before finding Ramone Hicks, 25, guilty of first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and first-degree burglary.
Circuit Judge Dan Conklin scheduled sentencing for May 16. Hicks faces a prison sentence of 10 to 30 years (life) for first-degree robbery, and would have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole. He faces a sentence of five to 15 years for burglary and three or more years for armed criminal action.
At the time of the attack on the family, Hicks was on parole from a four-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2009 for escaping from custody and forgery, charges that were filed in 2007.