Man convicted of robbing Patrick Mahomes II and his friends on May 12 sentenced to 12 years in prison

Michael Blake Pinkerton

The suspect in the robbery of Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback and Whitehouse native Patrick Mahomes II and his friends pleaded guilty in a Smith County Court on Wednesday.

Michael Blake Pinkerton, 34, of Tyler, was convicted of the robbery. He was sentenced to 12 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, with 152 days of jail credit. 

Pinkerton was arrested on May 12 for the robbery, and indicted on June 22 by a Smith County grand jury. 

Mahomes was among four people who reported being robbed on the night of May 12 by someone they believed was armed with a handgun.

Smith County deputies were dispatched to the 8800 block of Mansion Creek Circle, where victims said they were in the driveway when a vehicle pulled in behind them. They said a man approached them, demanded property and gestured as if he was carrying a handgun in his waistband, according to the Smith County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies located Pinkerton on County Road 273 and Malisa Circle. Pinkerton's car was searched and deputies were able to recover property that was taken during the robbery, according to the sheriff's office. Pinkerton has a long criminal record in Smith County dating back to 2007.

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