Chambers found guilty in robbery
By Shavonne Potts
A Salisbury man was found guilty Monday morning of robbing a restaurant owner as she left her business in 2006.
Tyrone Chambers, 27, was sentenced in Rowan Superior Court to a minimum of 103 months (8.5 years) up to a maximum of 133 months (11 years) for his role in the robbery.
Investigators testified late last week that co-defendant Kevin Toomer actually punched and stabbed Mona Moscardini as she was getting into her vehicle.
Toomer will be tried in September.
Moscardini said in court a second man tried to pull her purse away from her. She said that person was wearing a black coat. Chambers was wearing a black coat when arrested by police.
Although Moscardini could not positively identify Chambers, jurors believed there was enough evidence to show he participated in the robbery.
John C. Barnette, a civil rights activist, led a prayer vigil for Chambers prior to court, along with his mother, Starlene Davidson, and other supporters.
The group said Chambers was falsely convicted.
See Tuesday’s Post for more details.