Suspect was charged in connection with attempted armed robbery

The teenager who pleaded no contest to grand theft from a person charges filed after an attempted robbery was sentenced to a year in jail Tuesday.

Derrick Fale Atkisson, 19, wil get credit for 84 days (42 days time served, 42 days good time), according to Kern County Superior Court records.

He was also fined $360 and placed on 3 years probation.

Atkisson was arrested on March 14, a short time after a man reported to police he was accosted by a person on Finley Drive near Sixth Street who displayed a handgun and demanded money.

The would-be victim fled and called police.
Atkisson was arrested a short time later.