Commonwealth v. Jonathan Manuel Irizarry-Delgado; Street Robbery and Mini-Van Theft while on Probation Draws 15 Years in Prison

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that, Jonathan Manuel Irizarry-Delgado, age 26, formerly the 500 block of Gateway Court in Chesapeake, Virginia, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley for Robbery (2 counts), Conspiracy, and Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.  Judge Shockley sentenced Irizarry-Delgado to 19 years in prison with four (4) years suspended leaving 15 years to serve.     


Irizarry-Delgado pled guilty on June 4, 2013. Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proven that on July 23, 2011, Jonathan Manuel Irizarry-Delgado, Lamont Wiggins, and some other men were all walking near the Oceanfront with the two male victims.  The victims did not know Irizarry-Delgado and Wiggins, but had given them a cigarette.  Once the group went off the streets and into an apartment complex, Irizarry-Delgado’s group attacked and robbed the victims. One of the victims, knocked unconscious, was missing his pants and everything in them, including his I-phone.  The other was forced to give $400 to the group attacking him.  The assailants fled the area on foot. 

Irizarry-Delgado had his shirt off during the robbery, and was later identified by a large tattoo of “Island Boy” across his back. Wiggins was later identified by one of the victims in a photo line-up.  When he was arrested on August 11, 2011, Irizarry-Delgado was driving a stolen Honda Odyssey mini-van.     

Wiggins pled guilty to Robbery (2 counts) and Conspiracy and is serving four (4) years and six (6) months in prison.

Irizarry-Delgado has a previous conviction for Robbery in Norfolk, for which he was on probation at the time of the offenses in Virginia Beach.  On November 19, 2013 in Norfolk Circuit Court, he was ordered to serve an additional 7 years and 11 months in prison for violating the terms of his probation for that Robbery.

The case was prosecuted by Associate Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul J. Powers.  Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.