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Hagerstown man gets 45 years in series of robberies

September 14, 2012|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com
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A former state prison inmate facing sentencing on an attempted robbery conviction pleaded guilty in two more robbery cases this week in Washington County Circuit Court and was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Troy Antoine Frazier, 51, of 512 W. Church St., Hagerstown, was in court Tuesday to be sentenced for an attempted armed robbery conviction and entered guilty pleas to two other robberies. The three incidents took place on consecutive days in January, about three weeks after he was released from a state prison for a 2006 conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. sentenced Frazier to 65 years in prison, suspending 20 years, Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher McCormack said.

Frazier was convicted by a jury July 31 of attempted armed robbery and use of a handgun in a crime of violence for an unsuccessful attempt to hold up Motel 6 on Massey Boulevard on Jan. 7, according to trial testimony. An employee testified a man pointed a gun through the slot in the night window and demanded money.

Another man, Sean Eric Scott, 44, no fixed address, was charged as an accomplice in the Motel 6 case, as well as in the other two robberies to which Frazier pleaded guilty, court records said. Scott is awaiting trial, court records said.

On Tuesday, Frazier pleaded guilty to two counts each of armed robbery and use of a handgun in a crime of violence. The robberies occurred at the 7-Eleven on Salem Avenue on Jan. 6 and Wayne’s Country Store on West Washington Street on Jan. 5, court records said.

The state had asked for enhanced penalties because of robbery convictions in 1980 and 1989, McCormack said. The attempted robbery conviction in the Motel 6 case carries a mandatory 25 years without parole, he said.

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