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Man sentenced in Pa. robbery

April 07, 2005|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 15 months to six years in state prison for his role in a home robbery in 2002 and for injuring two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers when he was arrested several months later.

Judge Carol Van Horn sentenced Charles W. Nolan, 22, of 11107 Woodring Lane, on charges of receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and two counts of simple assault. She also sentenced him on probation violations for a 2001 criminal trespass conviction and for furnishing a false urine sample, with that sentence to run concurrently with the prison sentence.

"I am not going to render judgment today on whether you have finally begun to take seriously what's happening in your life," Van Horn said. The judge said it appeared he had made efforts to turn his life around in recent months, but "you have failed under the supervision of the Franklin County Probation Department."

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Nolan pleaded guilty to the charges in December in exchange for dismissal of other charges, including robbery, burglary, theft and criminal conspiracy and aggravated assault.

Washington Township police charged Nolan in connection with a July 31, 2002, armed robbery at the Charmian Road home of Elizabeth Kimmel in which he and three accomplices netted $108. An arrest warrant for Nolan was not issued until 2003 and state police arrested him on June 20 of that year, according to court records.

Cpl. James R. Graham and Trooper William B. Mitchell arrested Nolan at The Mont Alto (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Co. carnival grounds, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Nolan struggled with the officers, with Graham receiving a broken thumb and Mitchell injuring his elbow and hand before Nolan was subdued with the help of pepper spray, the affidavit states.

Van Horn ordered Nolan to pay $1,400 in fines and costs in addition to the $108 in restitution to the victim.

Earlier this year, Van Horn sentenced one of Nolan's accomplices, Dustin Lamier, 20, of Waynesboro, to two to five years in state prison for criminal conspiracy to commit robbery.

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