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Pa. man sentenced in 2002 Waynesboro-area robbery

March 03, 2005|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man convicted in a 2002 home invasion robbery was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to two to five years in state prison.

Dustin Lamier, 20, of 8783 Kings Road, was sentenced by Judge Carol Van Horn to another five years on probation on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit robbery and criminal trespass. Van Horn fined him $550, and he has to pay another $250 to have his DNA registered with the state and $108 in restitution to the victim.

Lamier and three other people participated in the July 31, 2002, robbery at the home of Elizabeth Kimmel of Charmian Road, according to Washington Township police. One of the intruders, identified as Lamier in the affidavit of probable cause, pulled a gun on Kimmel and demanded money.

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An informant's tip to police in April 2003 led to Lamier and the other defendants being charged, police said.

Lamier originally was charged with robbery, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, according to court records. He pleaded guilty to the criminal conspiracy and criminal trespass charges in a Dec. 20 plea agreement, court records stated.

Van Horn said she would not make Lamier eligible for a boot camp program that might have shortened his state prison stay. The judge said Lamier has faced additional problems with the law since he first was arrested for the robbery.

"You're not doing well at Franklin County Prison," Van Horn said, noting he is in the prison's restricted housing unit.

Only one of Lamier's accomplices has been sentenced, according to court records. Justin Reese, 20, of 309 Green St., was given three years on probation after pleading guilty to receiving stolen property in 2003.

Brianne Cason, 21, of 11592 Orchard Road, is awaiting sentencing on a charge of criminal conspiracy to commit theft. Charles Nolan Jr., 22, of 240 Hamilton Ave., is awaiting sentencing on a charge of receiving stolen property.

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