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SWEET SPARKLE HAS A VIOLENT STREAK: Michigan Anti-Violence Activist Arrested, Convicted on Multiple GUN Charges

February 7, 2020

Why are gun-hating anti-violence activists so violent in their personal lives? Ask Sparkle Roby who organized an anti-violence march in Saginaw, Michigan.  God bless her for advocating against people committing violence against their fellow Americans.

However, weeks later, cops arrested her for threatening a woman with an illegally possessed gun.

Wait, what?

Yep, you read that right.

Now, sweet little Sparkle who wouldn’t hurt a flea has pleaded guilty to a slew of…gun charges.  OMG!?

Our virtuous anti-violence activist had a dispute of some sort at a Saginaw beauty salon.  Apparently dissatisfied with the service she received, Lil’ Sparkle threatened to return with a gun to make things right.  And sure enough, Roby returned with a gun, waving it around intent on taking care of business.

Fortunately for all parties involved, the employee who angered our dedicated anti-violence crusader had become scarce before Sparkle’s sparkling return.

As mlive reported when the incident happened . . .

…Prosecutors say Roby on July 22 had an altercation with an employee at Unique Styles Beauty Salon in Saginaw and said she’d come back with a gun. She left the business, then returned with a pistol and waved it around, yelling for the employee, prosecutors allege.

Roby left the salon when she heard police were being called, prosecutors said. No one was injured, but police said several people were in the salon at the time.

Authorities issued a warrant for Roby’s arrest on Monday, Sept. 16. The next day, police arrested her during a traffic stop.

Roby, speaking with MLive on Thursday, said she expects the case against her to be dismissed.

“They’re all false claims,” she said. “I don’t know the person who made the report.”

It seems Roby reconsidered her earlier comments, taking a plea bargain that spared her time in the pokey.

From MSN:

Sparkle N. Roby, 34, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, appeared before Saginaw County Chief Circuit Judge Darnell Jackson and pleaded no contest to single counts of felonious assault, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent.

In exchange, the prosecution agreed to dismiss three counts of felony firearm, a conviction that would mandate a minimum two-year prison sentence.

By pleading no contest as opposed to guilty, Roby did not admit to having committed any crimes. Jackson relied on court documents to enter convictions on the record.

As that report makes clear, Ms. Sparkle’s no stranger to the criminal justice system.

Also from mlive:

In 2015, Roby found herself in legal trouble for witness intimidation for twice threatening a female who was a witness against her brother, Brandon Sims, who is serving 26-50 years in prison for the 2014 shooting death of Keyonus Mobley.

It’s easier to intimidate people when gun control laws keep them disarmed. We look forward to Roby’s next anti-violence effort.

Hopefully it won’t be from prison.

4 Responses to SWEET SPARKLE HAS A VIOLENT STREAK: Michigan Anti-Violence Activist Arrested, Convicted on Multiple GUN Charges

  1. GSL1598 on February 8, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Anti-violence? Sounds like she needs extreme “anger management” and maybe some time to “cool off” in the slammer. Over a “bad hair day?

  2. KK on February 10, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Just watched Son of Kong the other night.
    Coincidence?

  3. Mark on February 18, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Felon is possession of a gun charge DROPPED?! Great job prosecutors! FAIL! Time to call somebody at the Federal level to have her prosecuted! AFT? FBI? U.S. Attorney’s Office?

  4. bob on February 25, 2020 at 6:23 am

    Anything done to her hair would be an improvement including shaving her head. But guess there must be too many people of color in the Mi jails. She will be back for another go sometime sown the road and maybe with any luck she gets put out of her misery.