CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man convicted of a robbery in which a man was assaulted with a crowbar was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 7 1/2 to 15 years in state prison.
Joseph Sean-Micha Statum, 19, formerly of 603 Heintzelman Ave., in Chambersburg pleaded guilty in September to the May 10, 2005, robbery of Scottie's Coin Wash, 647 S. Second St., in which Garnet Houpt of Chambersburg was struck with a crowbar. Statum also pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and recklessly endangering another person, according to court records.
District Attorney John F. Nelson said a number of other charges, including a burglary of the South Mountain (Pa.) Hotel, were dismissed in exchange for Statum paying restitution. Judge John R. Walker order him to pay restitution of approximately $9,700 to Houpt, the hotel and insurers, along with $950 in fines.
Chambersburg police said Houpt, 75, was working at the laundromat that night when two men entered and asked to use the restroom. Nelson said Statum hit Houpt with the crowbar and his wallet was stolen.