Falmouth man sentenced to five years in connection with Walmart assault

Robert Green reportedly assaulted a man in the electronics department of the Falmouth store, then stole his wallet last August

A Falmouth man has been sentenced to five years in prison in connection with a violent incident that took place at the Walmart on Teaticket Highway last August. According to a release from the Cape Cod & Islands District Attorney's Office, a Barnstable County Superior Court jury found 36-year-old Robert A. Green of 29 Circular Ave. in Falmouth guilty of unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault in battery.

The charges stemmed from an incident that took place at Walmart in Falmouth on August 21, 2014. On that night, Green reportedly got into an argument with another customer in the electronics department, striking and kicking the man several times. While the man lay unconscious, Green reportedly stole his wallet before fleeing the store, the release said. A Falmouth police release issued after the incident in August said Green had allegedly stomped on the man's head.

Green was already gone by the time officers arrived at Walmart. Several other violent incidents involving Green also occurred that night, police had said at the time. Less than five hours after the Walmart incident--around 1:30 a.m. the next morning, Green was arrested by a Barnstable County Sheriff's Deputy.

On Thursday, Judge Robert C. Rufo sentenced Green to 4 to 5 years in state prison. That sentence, according to the DA's Office, will be followed by five years of probation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Bright.


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