Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Ralph Redding (DOB 07/16/88) of 89 Horton Avenue, New Rochelle, was sentenced today to a determinate term of 12 years in state prison after a jury found him guilty of: two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, Class “B” Violent Felonies, one count of Robbery in the First Degree, Class “B” Violent Felonies, one count of Robbery in the Second Degree, a Class “C” Violent Felony, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, Class “D” Violent Felonies, and one count of Assault in the Third Degree, a Class “A” Misdemeanor, relating to his primary role in an armed home invasion.
On December 14, 2010, at approximately 12:30 am, Redding and two co-defendants who previously pled guilty, Chad Jones (DOB 8/28/87) and Sean Gray (DOB 9/6/89), all approached a home on 43 Treno Street in New Rochelle. Redding, who posed as a pizza deliveryman, tricked an occupant of the residence into letting him inside. Once inside, Redding pointed a handgun at the occupant who had let him in.
There were four additional people in the living room of the home at the time.
Jones and Gray followed Redding inside the residence. The men demanded money and demanded to be brought to another occupant who was on the second floor inside a bedroom. Redding held the bedroom’s occupant at gunpoint while Gray searched the room, locating a cashbox containing $800. During the course of the events Redding struck and injured the bedroom occupant with what appeared to be a handgun.
The defendants left the residence with the cash, and New Rochelle Police began an investigation which resulted in their arrests: defendant Jones on January 8, 2010; defendant Redding on January 17, 2011; and defendant Gray on February 3, 2011.
Previously on October 19, 2011, defendant Jones pled guilty to: one count of Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, a Class “D” Violent Felony. Jones was sentenced on January 12, 2012 to 2 years in state prison.
Defendant Gray pled guilty on October 31, 2011 to: one count of Robbery in the Second Degree, a Class “C” Violent Felony. Gray was sentenced on January 12, 2012 to 4 years in state prison.
Senior Assistant District Attorney Paula Branca-Santos of the Major Case Bureau prosecuted the cases.