Prosecutors say a central New Jersey man convicted of robbing a pedestrian at knife point has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison.
Ricky Sugar-Ray Booker, of Plainfield, must serve nearly 16 years before he becomes eligible for parole. A Union County jury had convicted the 25-year-old Booker in August on a robbery charge.
Prosecutors say the victim was walking to a county park in April 2012 when a vehicle approached him. A man later identified as Booker got out of the vehicle and started chasing him.
The victim tripped and fell a short time later, allowing Booker to catch up. Booker then robbed the man of $300 and got back into the vehicle, which then sped off.