Judge Revokes Shooting Defendant’s Probation Due To Guilty Verdict in Federal Case

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On July 10, DC Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz revoked a defendant’s probation due to his recent conviction in an unrelated federal case.

Ronald Yarborough, 29, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction on Dec. 22, 2020. He was originally charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence for his involvement in a non-fatal shooting that occurred on June 28, 2020 on the 400 block of 2nd Street, NW. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction for being in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest on July 23, 2020, at the same location. 

On May 3, 2021, DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun sentenced Yarborough to 36 months for assault with a dangerous weapon, with 12 months suspended, and 18 months for unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction, with six months suspended. He served the terms concurrently and was also required to be on supervised probation for two years upon release. 

However, on Jan. 29, Yarborough allegedly violated his probation, and was detained in connection to an unrelated US District Court case.

When asked by Judge Leibovitz for guidance regarding Yarborough’s probation, a Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) probation officer recommended revocation of Yarborough’s probation due to his conviction. The prosecution also agreed.

Judge Leibovitz concurred, stating that given the defendant’s guilty verdict, she would order for the revocation of Yarborough’s probation.

Parties are set to reconvene on July 26 for a re-sentencing.

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