Patrick Ferguson of Kingston guilty in knifepoint robbery of $1,500

The City of Kingston's Police Department and City The City of Kingston's Police Department and City Court House on Garraghan Drive. (March 28, 2012) Photo Credit: Nancy Donskoj

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A Kingston man faces up to 25 years in state prison after being convicted Thursday in a 2012 knifepoint robbery of a man at a city home, officials said.

Patrick Ferguson, 26, was convicted of first-degree robbery, a violent felony, after a four-day jury trial in Ulster County Court, Ulster County District Attorney D. Holley Carnright said in a statement Thursday.

Ferguson and a female accomplice, Rosie Ramirez of Kingston, approached the victim about 8:30 p.m. May 20, 2012, outside their residence on Tremper Avenue, officials said. They then dragged the victim inside at knifepoint and held him down on a bed before stealing $1,500 in cash, officials said.

An investigation by Kingston police led quickly to Ferguson, and he and his accomplice were arrested the next day, officials said.

Ferguson faces 5 to 25 years followed by 5 years post-release supervision when he is sentenced on May 15 by County Court Judge Donald Williams, officials said. His alleged accomplice is still awaiting trial.

Ferguson's attorney, Jeffrey Provenzano of Kingston, could not immediately be reached Friday morning.

Ramirez is represented by Mary Ann Connelly of the Ulster County public defender's office, who also could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.

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