Photo: Terrell J. Oliver
BERKELEY — If he is convicted again—this time 19-year-old Terrell J. Oliver will be eligible for sentencing in state prison. Terrell was arrested for attacking and robbing an elderly man at the Berkeley Public Library.
The crime occurred June 23rd on the third floor of the main library located at 2090 Kittredge Street. The victim, a 65-year-old man, was sucker punched in his face when he confronted the thief.
It was about 90 minutes before closing time, when the old man placed two phones on a table near where he was sitting. Oliver was apparently watching, before he grabbed the phones off the table and rushed towards the elevator.
The old man followed the suspect to the elevator and confronted him. He was yelling for someone to call the police, when the suspect suddenly punched him in the face.
During the ensuing commotion, Oliver was able to flee from the library. However, officers quickly located Oliver one block away, where they arrested him.
Presently, Oliver remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail. He faces charges of second degree robbery and elder abuse. In addition, Oliver faces special allegations for committing a violent felony while on probation. His criminal record makes him eligible for state prison if he is convicted.
Oliver’s previous offenses include second degree commercial burglary last month, and misdemeanors last year for disturbing the peace. That’s why he was already on probation at the time of his latest arrest.