San Francisco, CA — Today, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that Milton Singletary (59) has been charged with second-degree robbery (PC 211), receiving or buying stolen property (PC 496), resisting, obstructing, delaying a peace officer or EMT (PC 148(a)(1)) in connection with an incident in the Richmond District where he and Patrick Rushing are alleged to have held a woman at gunpoint while robbing her of personal belongings Mr. Singletary is alleged to have been the person who drove the getaway car the night of the armed robbery and who later fled from San Francisco police on March 24, 2023 when Mr. Rushing was apprehended.
“I am grateful to the San Francisco Police Department for their efforts to identify and arrest the second suspect in this armed robbery case, ” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “Mr. Singletary, like the other suspect in this case, will face consequences. We will seek justice for the victims and continue working closely with law enforcement partners to improve public safety.”
Mr. Singletary has been in custody since his arrest on April 12, 2023. Prior to this arrest he was on parole for a previous robbery conviction in Contra Costa County where he was sentenced to 25 years in state prison. Prosecutors are requesting the court detain the defendant without bail due to the public safety risk he poses and revoke his parole. Singletary was arraigned on April 21, 2023. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 1, 2023 at 9:00AM in Department 20 at the Hall of Justice. If convicted of all charges he faces more than 25 years in State Prison in this case. The co-defendant in this case Patrick Rushing was arraigned on April 3, 2023. The preliminary hearing in that case is scheduled for May 1, 2023. Mr. Rushing remains in custody with no bail.
On Friday, March 24, a 32-year-old female victim was approached by an unknown male suspect while she was parked in her own home’s garage with her two young daughters. The victim was helping her daughters exit their parked vehicle when the suspect pointed a firearm and demanded her wallet. The suspect ultimately took the victim’s diaper bag, which contained several items including cell phone, house keys, and jewelry and then fled the scene in a vehicle that was waiting and driven by a second suspect.
San Francisco Police Officers tracked the suspects through the victim’s phone and eventually located the suspects and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect driving the vehicle fled the scene on foot and eluded arrest, whereas Mr. Rushing was detained, taken into custody, and was later identified as the suspect in the robbery. The firearm used in the robbery was located in the suspect’s vehicle.
Although charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
Singletary Court Number: 23005588
Rushing Court Number: 23004415