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Worthington man sentenced in two cases

WORTHINGTON — A Worthington teen was tried as an adult Wednesday in Nobles County District Court and sentenced to five years in prison on three felony charges.

Simon Gebrehiwot, now 18, is to serve the three sentences concurrently, with the maximum sentence being five years.

Gebrehiwot admitted in court to violating his probation on two separate cases. Judge Gordon Moore revoked the juvenile sentencing and Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction designation on the case in which Gebrehiwot was convicted of first-degree aggravated robbery and possession of an assault weapon for a 2015 robbery of a store in Worthington.

While on probation, Gebrehiwot was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident where he injured a child with a stolen vehicle, both felonies.

Alyssa Sobotka

Alyssa joined The Globe in July 2017 and covers education and crime beats. The Nebraska native earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In her own sarcastic tone, her blog, Aimlessly Navigating, recounts the reality, pitfalls and triumphs of a young 20-something navigating to maturity. Follow her on Twitter: @alyssasobotka

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