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Elk Grove doughnut shop robbery sends man back to prison

A man with a lengthy criminal history is headed back to prison for robbing an Elk Grove doughnut shop.

Marcus Newsom, 31, pleaded no contest to felony robbery. He was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years to life in prison under California’s Three Strikes Law, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On Dec. 31, 2012, Newsom entered an Elk Grove doughnut shop and demanded that the store owner give him money from the cash register. Newsom was wearing a cap and held an object inside his jacket that appeared to be a gun, authorities said. Once the register was open, Newsom grabbed the money and ran from the store.

Newsom’s criminal history dates back to 1999 and includes four prior felony robbery convictions for which he was sentenced to 14 years in prison. According the to the District Attorney’s Office, he had been out of prison just seven months when he committed the doughnut shop robbery.