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Published: Wednesday, 2/27/2013

Toledo woman pleads in robbery near UT

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A Toledo woman who fled from police after a robbery near the University of Toledo pleaded no contest Tuesday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

Tierrica Price, 20, was then found guilty by Judge Stacy Cook of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, a charge of aggravated robbery with a firearms specification is to be dismissed at her sentencing Thursday.

Also Thursday, Price’s brother, Rodney Price, 17, also of Toledo, is expected to change his plea to charges of aggravated robbery with a gun specification and two counts of felonious assault stemming from the same incident.

Mark Herr, an assistant Lucas County prosecutor, told the court that UT student Kristal Studer, 22, was walking home just before midnight Aug. 15 on Roosevelt Circle when a robber approached her, demanded her money, and struck her on the back of the head.

Police attempted to pull over a car driven by Tierrica Price that was seen leaving the scene, but she drove off. She and her brother were arrested a short while later after she lost control of the car near Calvary Cemetery on Dorr Street, Mr. Herr said.



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