CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man who pleaded no contest in April to stabbing and robbing a man last fall was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 6 1/2 to 13 years in state prison.
Ottoniel M. Velazquez, 40, of 587 Hollywell Ave., had pleaded no contest to first-degree felony robbery, according to court records. In exchange, theft and aggravated assault charges were dismissed.
On Oct. 21 shortly before 7 a.m., police in Chambersburg were responding to a report of a fight in the 200 block of Mount Moriah Street. As a patrolman drove to the scene, he was flagged down by Marcos Gonzales, who had stab wounds to his arm and back, police said.
Gonzales said he came out of his house with a load of laundry when a man driving a van approached and tried to sell him a laptop computer for $300, police said. Gonzales told the man he did not have any money, but the man kept asking, lowering the price to $250 and then $100 before asking if he could borrow $20.