Lancaster Man Gets Life Sentence for Stealing Rent Money from Bar Patron

A Lancaster man was sentenced to 35 years to life in state prison for his role in assaulting a bar patron with rocks and robbing him, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Chase Lee Collins (dob 6/16/87) was found guilty on Jan. 29 of one felony count each of second-degree robbery and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury.

Deputy District Attorney Steven Mac said Collins also was found to have had two prior strike convictions for robbery in 2009 and assault with a deadly weapon by a prisoner in 2010.

His co-defendant in case MA066649, Robert Gerald Zygo (dob 7/11/86), also was found guilty of the same two felony counts.