MASON CITY — A Davenport woman driving a stolen vehicle with four children inside was sentenced Monday to jail time and probation following an Aug. 17 vehicle pursuit in Mason City.
Alexis Nicole Robinson, 22, was charged with motor vehicle theft, eluding, assault while participating in a felony, four counts of child endangerment and driving while barred.
As part of a plea agreement, Robinson agreed to plead guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, an aggravated misdemeanor, instead of the original charge of second-degree theft, a Class D felony.
On that count, she was sentenced to 30 days in jail. A $625 fine was suspended.
On one count of eluding, a Class D felony, she was sentenced to up to five years in prison which was suspended. She was also ordered to serve three years probation.
Robinson was sentenced to 30 days in jail on each of two counts of child endangerment. Fines of $625 on each count were suspended.
Two other counts of child endangerment were dismissed.
Also dismissed were charges of assault while participating in a felony and driving while barred.
The sentences are ordered to run concurrently to one another.
According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Department, the chase started after a traffic stop at Ninth Street and North Federal Avenue.
The deputy determined the vehicle was reported stolen from Davenport.
The driver allegedly fled the scene.
Deputies pursued the vehicle eastbound on Twelfth Street Northeast and attempted to box in the car. Robinson allegedly rammed the rear of a sheriff's patrol car and continued on. Deputies then attempted to box in Robinson again and she allegedly rammed the side of a deputy's vehicle, partially disabling it. Deputies were able to force Robinson to stop at the intersection of Twelfth Street Northeast and California Avenue.
Robinson was arrested at the scene. Four children, ages 1, 3, 4 and 4, were unrestrained in the stolen vehicle. Three of the children are Robinson's; the other child belonged to a passenger, who was not charged.
No one was injured.