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New Britain Press Release 11/6/20


Ashford Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Multiple Robberies



(New Britain, CT) - A 31-year-old Ashford man will serve 10 years in prison followed by 5 years of special parole for a series of knifepoint robberies he committed at convenience and package stores throughout Connecticut.

Kelly Nixon, age 31, of Ashford Center Road, Ashford, was arrested for multiple robberies that occurred in Andover, Chaplin, Manchester, Terryville and Willimantic in 2020. Investigators from the Connecticut State Police, the Manchester Police Department and the Plymouth Police Department determined that the robberies were conducted in the same manner and identified a vehicle used by Nixon in the crimes.

On April 1, 2022, a judge in New Britain Superior Court sentenced Nixon to 10 years in prison followed by five years of special parole. The sentencing followed previous court hearings in which Nixon pleaded guilty to multiple charges in connection with the robberies.

“The joint effort of the police departments involved in this case provided strong evidence which led to a successful prosecution of Nixon by our offices,” New Britain State’s Attorney Brian W.  Preleski said. 

In Superior Court in New Britain, Nixon pleaded guilty to Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery in the First Degree and in Superior Court in Rockville, Nixon pleaded guilty to Robbery in the First Degree. Nixon also pleaded guilty in Superior Court in Danielson to two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree and Violation of Probation and received a total effective sentence of 3 ½ years to serve followed by 2 ½ years of special parole. In Superior Court in Manchester, Nixon pleaded guilty to Robbery in the Third Degree and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. The sentences imposed in Danielson and Manchester will be served concurrently with the 10-year sentence imposed on April 1, 2022. 

The cases were prosecuted by Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew C. Gedansky, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Robert F. Mullins, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Lou Luba and Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney Mark A. Williams.