Friday, May 25, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Police & Fire

Sentencing set for trio convicted of robbery

Three men who held up a convenience store at gunpoint are to be sentenced today in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

Omar Watkins, 25, of 629 Russell St.; Deandre Smith, 19, of 639 Avondale Ave. and Phillip Brown, 22, of 1527 Waite Ave. each entered Alford pleas to robbery with a firearms specification last week in court. Judge Stacy Cook found them guilty and scheduled sentencing.

The three robbed the Stop-n-Go at 5013 Bennett Rd. on Jan. 2. Police said the robbers forced a customer to the back of the store at gunpoint during the hold-up.

Each was indicted for aggravated robbery, robbery, and kidnapping. As part of a plea agreement they each entered an Alford plea, meaning they did not admit to committing the crime, but acknowledged there was sufficient evidence for a conviction to the robbery charge.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…