During the preliminary hearing for his current offense, Power sat next to his court-appointed attorney, Jack Campbell. Power was handcuffed to the chains around his waist, and his heavily tattooed forearms were visible below his short-sleeved jail uniform. His hair was pulled into a short ponytail, the little curl of hair resting on the back of his neck. Sheriff’s records describe him as 5 feet 11 inches and 160 pounds. Power nodded often while he listened to witnesses and stared directly at the bank tellers and police officers. Sometimes he whispered to his public defender. The hearing lasted less than an hour.
At the end of the hearing, Power was found in violation of probation, and Judge Timothy Casserly ordered him to face seven new felony charges, including robbery, attempted robbery, and threatening violence upon an officer. Power pled not guilty to all charges.
On January 6, the day his case was set for trial, Power pleaded guilty to three felonies: one robbery and two attempted robberies. He also admitted two prior felony convictions from 1991: assault with a deadly weapon and repeat felon in possession of a firearm. According to the plea-deal paperwork, Power expects to get ten years in prison when he is sentenced on February 15.