The fourth and final individual involved in a 2012 robbery was sentenced in Bell Circuit Court on Monday. Whitney Brock, 19, of Pineville, was sentenced on an amended charge of first-degree facilitation to commit robbery. She was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary.
Demetrice Osborne, 29, of Evarts, Whitney Cain, 21, of Pineville, and Joshua Hubbard, 23, of Pineville, each pleaded guilty late last year.
Brock allegedly came to Smith’s residence and bummed a cigarette. A short time later, three individuals came into the residence and held down Smith and Margaret Inman, assaulted them and took Smith’s purse, according to the victims.
Trooper Tyson Lawson of the Kentucky State Police spotted the white car used in the robbery in the Wallsend community. He found Smith’s wallet along with money and credit cards in the vehicle, according to Lawson.
Lawson arrested Brock, Cain and Osborne at an apartment in Wallsend. After the investigation continued, it was discovered that the owner and driver of the getaway vehicle was Hubbard.
In another case, the man accused of committing 173 acts of forgery was formally sentenced on Monday. Daniel Lee Farrington, 42, of Middlesboro, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. If the sentence is probated, he will be placed on five years supervised probation.
Farrington will also be forced to pay $39,180 in 60 monthly installments. If a payment is missed, Farrington could be arrested.
Other sentences handed down on Monday include:
* Charles L. Drury, 33, of Corbin, to two years in the penitentiary on the charge of complicity to commit fraudulent use of a credit card under $10,000;
* Mikel Clifford Maxwell, 34, of Middlesboro, to two years in the penitentiary on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine);
* Jennifer Spradlin, 44, of Middlesboro, on two separate indictments. On the first, she was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary on the charge of receiving stolen property (firearm). If the sentence is probated, she will be placed on supervised probation for five years. On the second indictment, she was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. If the sentence is probated, she will be placed on supervised probation for five years.
She was also sentenced to 12 months in the Bell County Jail for second-degree wanton endangerment;
* Brandi Renee Norris, 29, of Middlesboro, was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary on the charge of theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting);
* Gary Wayne Greene, 29, of Wallins, was sentenced on two separate indictments. On the first, he was sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary on an amended charge of second-degree burglary. On the second, he was sentenced to 90 days in the Bell County Jail on the charge of third-degree sexual abuse.
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