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Man convicted of robbery in the first degree and willful injury, faces up to 77 years in prison

Cedar Rapids, IOWA – According to the court documents, a jury convicted the 33-year-old defendant on two counts of robbery in the first degree, two counts of willful injury, theft in the first degree and impersonating a public official. 

On Jan. 9, 2022, the 33-year-old defendant, Brandon Lee, reportedly displayed a badge and posed as an officer at the home of 73-year-old Joseph Henderson and 72-year-old Sandra Henderson.

The defendant then violently attacked Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, causing Mr. Henderson to suffer serious injuries, including facial fractures, and Mrs. Henderson to sustain a deep laceration to her head, court records say.

The defendant also brandished a firearm and demanded to be taken to the safe, where he stole $50,000 from the couple. Evidence was introduced at trial that Mr. Lee knew the couple’s son.

The 33-year-old man now faces up to 77 years in prison.

His sentencing is set for September 23, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.

This story will be updated as new information become available.

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