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Published: 10/15/2013

2 men sentenced for roles in East Toledo robbery that led to death

BLADE STAFF

For their roles in an East Toledo robbery that ended in the shooting death of the victim, two men were sentenced to prison today.

Andrew Goetz, 29, of 614 Earl St., was ordered to spend six years in prison by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Frederick McDonald, while Chaz Jackson, 29, of 1158 Clark St., was sentenced to four years in prison.

The two men admitted they went to Ravine Park Village on Oct. 5, 2012 to retrieve drugs and money they believed Jonathan Morris had stolen from Goetz’s pockets at a bar earlier that evening. Goetz said he confronted Mr. Morris, struck him over the head with a gun, and then Jackson pulled off his pants to get Goetz’s property from his pocket.

Mr. Morris was then shot by Jonathon Johnson, who was with Goetz and Jackson.

While Goetz and Jackson initially were charged with aggravated murder, murder, and aggravated robbery, they were able to plead guilty to robbery in exchange for their testimony against Johnson. The other charges were dismissed today.

Johnson, 23, of 1657 Vance St., was convicted at a jury trial of murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, and carrying a concealed weapon. He is to be sentenced Oct. 22.

Both Jackson and Goetz, who had been free on bond, were handcuffed and taken into custody after their sentences were imposed.



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