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Newhall Robbery Suspect Pleads No Contest, Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

A Newhall robbery suspect pled no contest Tuesday for a hold-up of a massage parlor in June, officials said.

Louie Gonzalez, 22, of Santa Clarita, was sentenced to two years in state prison for one count of second-degree robbery, according to Ricardo Santiago, spokesperson for the Los Angles County District Attorney’s Office.

On June 27, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to Red Lantern Massage located on the 24000 block of Railroad Avenue, said Shirley Miller, spokesperson for the station.

“During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that after the suspect received a massage, he was attempting to make payment but then lifted his shirt, revealing the butt of a handgun, and robbed the business,” Miller said at the time of the incident.

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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials later released an image of the suspect and asked the public to help locate him.

Within hours of the social media post being published, tips “started rolling in,” Miller said.

COBRA detectives investigated all tips received, which led to the successful identification of the suspect, according to officials.

Gonzalez is now expected to serve a two-year sentence.

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Newhall Robbery Suspect Pleads No Contest, Sentenced To Two Years In Prison


  1. Should have gotten 5 years . He’ll be out in a year and back on the streets doing it again .

  2. Yes, it will be back on the streets shortly—Thanks Liberals who created & voted for Prop. 47 & 57 and AB 109!! Just look at the degeneration from Seattle to San Diego!! May God help our children!!

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Devon Miller was born and raised in Santa Clarita. He joined KHTS Radio as a digital marketing intern in September of 2017, and later moved to news as a staff writer in December. Miller attended College of the Canyons and served as the Associated Student Government President. Miller is now News Director for KHTS, covering breaking news and politics across the Santa Clarita Valley.