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…And the hits just keep on coming for Seton Hall. Here’s the press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office on Robert “Stix” Mitchell, who was booted from the team on Sunday, two days before the NIT.
On March 17, 2010 Acting Prosecutor Robert Laurino and South Police Chief James Chelel jointly announced the arrest of Robert Mitchell, 23, of Brooklyn, New York, a Seton University student and member of the basketball team.
Mitchell allegedly entered a residence located on Irvington Avenue in South Orange on Monday, March 15, 2010 forcing occupants to move from various rooms into a common area where they forced to turn over their cash and personal items at gunpoint. There were eight occupants in the residences at the time.
Various items including credit cards, cell phones, debit cards, driver’s licenses, digital cameras and approximately $300 in cash were taken.
Mitchell then fled the scene in a vehicle. The vehicle has been recovered.
Mitchell was arrested on Tuesday March 16 at 2010 at approximately 1:23 p.m. when he was spotted by South Orange officers in the vicinity of South Orange Avenue and Poe Avenue in Newark.
He was charged with kidnapping (first degree); robbery (first degree); burglary (third degree) and weapons offenses (second and third degree). A first degree offense carries 10 to 20 years; second degree 5 to 10 years; and third degree carries 3 to 5 years in prison.
Bail was set at $650,000 by the Honorable Amilkar Velez-Lopez, JMC. The arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 18, before the Honorable Velez-Lopez located at Veteran Court House, Newark, NJ, courtroom 502.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.