Plainfield Man Guilty of Robbery

A Plainfield man was found guilty in Union County Superior Court earlier today of 1st Degree robbery, announced Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.

Tieheem Young (DOB: 8/2/ 1982) was convicted following a five-day trial and three hours of jury deliberation, said Assistant Prosecutor Andrew Olesnycky, who prosecuted the case.

According to the investigation, Young assaulted the victim, a 28-year-old man, outside an apartment building on West 7th Street in Plainfield and forced the victim into the vestibule. He then assaulted the man by striking him in the head with the handle of a handgun, said Olesnycky. Young then pointed the gun at the victim; while a second – still unknown individual – took the man’s wallet, cell phone and watch. The suspects quickly fled the scene.

Members of the Plainfield Police Division arrested Young the following day, after the victim identified his assailant to officers. Young faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced on August 2, 2013. He remains in the Union County Jail.