Travis Green

Travis R. Green

A Franklin County man who allegedly stole $850 cash from three teens who attempted to purchase drugs from him was sentenced to five years in prison.

Travis R. Green, 19, Gray Summit, was sentenced July 18 on the charge of felony stealing by physically taking, under a plea deal in front of Circuit Judge Ike Lamke. Green initially was charged in January with second-degree robbery and misdemeanor assault.

According to court records, Green will serve five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections concurrent with previous charges of first-degree burglary and two counts of domestic assault that occurred in November 2015; second-degree burglary that occurred in August 2015; and possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon that occurred in September 2017.

Strong Arm Robbery

According to the probable cause statement filed by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, on Jan. 25 three male victims, two 16-year-olds and one 18-year-old, went to a home in the 200 block of Hill Drive to purchase narcotics.

Authorities allege Green got into a vehicle driven by one of the victims, took the car keys from the ignition and threatened to assault the teens if they did not give him their money.

The victims allege Green took $850 from them before he returned the car keys. The victims fled the area in the vehicle and called 911.

Deputies arrested Green at the Hill Drive home and the cash taken from the victims was recovered there.

Green also had been charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle in a theft that occurred in Washington in December 2015.