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Published: Tuesday, 2/18/2014

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Toledo man gets prison for stealing purse

BLADE STAFF

A Toledo man who robbed a woman of her purse at gunpoint was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison.

Christopher Sargent, 20, of 2224 Sylvania Ave. entered an Alford plea Jan. 14 to robbery with a firearms specification for the Oct. 10 incident in the 500 block of Howland Avenue in East Toledo. Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Myron Duhart found him guilty and imposed the prison sentence.

Police said Sargent grabbed the woman’s purse then jumped into a waiting vehicle driven by Jose Costilla, Jr., 28, of 1323 Greenwood Ave. Costilla, who led police on a high-speed chase that extended into Monroe County, pleaded guilty Jan. 13 to failure to comply with the signal of a police officer. He is to be sentenced Feb. 25.



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