Phoenix man gets 24 months in attempt to rob casino

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to an attempted robbery of an Arizona casino.

U.S. District Judge James Carr sentenced 26-year-old Darvon Hibbler on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona. He pleaded guilty Dec. 17 and is the final defendant to be sentenced in the case.

Authorities say that on May 31, Hibbler demanded money from a teller at the Vee Quiva Casino on the Gila River Indian Reservation while 42-year-old Corey Wright, also of Phoenix, stood by as a lookout.

Hibbler reportedly reached into his waistband as if he had a gun and another teller called security.

No money was taken.

Wright was sentenced in February to 14 months in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Two Laveen residents convicted of failing to report the conspiracy were sentenced earlier this week to five years on probation and four months on house arrest. Authorities say 31-year-old Katrina Serna and 35-year-old Joseph Shope knew about the plan and helped Wright and Hibbler escape.