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Man Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence




Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Robert E. Johnson III, 29, was sentenced Friday, May 17, to 10 years in prison after being convicted of grand theft and two counts of burglary in Fulton County CommonPleas Court.

In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, listed a German Street, Pettisville address for Johnson. At times, he has also had a Lorain address.

Haselman said between December 2012 and January 23, 2013, Johnson stole a firearm from a Wauseon man.

On January 18-19, 2013, he stole a purse from a Vine Street home in Archbold, then during the early morning hours of January 23, 2013, entered a house on West Street in Archbold.

After the Jan. 23 incident, Archbold police, assisted by a Fayette police officer, a Fulton County sheriff deputy, and the police dog, were able to track Johnson back to East Gardens, where he was arrested.

Johnson was indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury on Feb. 11.

He was convicted on all three counts in a bench trial before James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge, on Thursday, April 18.

Others sentenced:

•Jason Abner, 33, Indianapolis, Ind.; previously pled guilty to breaking and entering; broke into a fenced area at a Wauseon discount store and stole batteries; sentenced to six months in prison.

•Williams Stone, Jr., 33, rural Swanton; previously pled guilty to attempted having weapons while under disability; on Dec. 15, having not been relieved from disability, he attempted to acquire, have, carry or use a firearm; sentenced to 10 months in prison.


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