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Auburn woman sentenced 7 years for robbery

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An Auburn woman who was arrested more than seven times last summer has been sentenced to 7 years in prison and 5 years post-release supervision for armed robbery, according to the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office.

Ariel Bowman, 24, pleaded guilty in November 2022 to first-degree robbery and third-degree burglary, admitting that she robbed a person at knifepoint on Aug. 20, 2022, and stole merchandise from a Kinney Drugs store in Auburn earlier the same month.

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Before the armed robbery, Bowman was arrested multiple times, according to the DA’s office. She was taken into custody on July 11 for falsely reporting an incident; Aug. 5 for petit larceny and resisting arrest; Aug. 6 for criminal solicitation and grand larceny; Aug. 7 for criminal mischief; Aug. 8 for menacing and criminal possession of a weapon; Aug. 9 for petit larceny; and Aug. 16 for criminal contempt.

Despite her previous arrests, Bowman was either given appearance tickets or released. She was held without bail on the armed robbery charge.

Judge Thomas G. Leone handed down the sentence on Thursday. In addition to the prison term, Bowman will also serve 5 years of post-release supervision.