Another person involved in a July 2018 robbery has been sentenced in Hancock County Common Pleas Court on an amended charge.


Tyrone L. Taylor, 21, of Tiffin, was one of four defendants initially indicted for aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, after taking Nike shoes and some marijuana from a victim behind Domino’s on North Main Street in Findlay. All of the charges had a firearm specification.

Judge Jonathan Starn sentenced Taylor on Monday to two years in prison for robbery, a third-degree felony that Taylor pleaded guilty to in February. The charge has no firearms specification.

Taylor apologized for the crime and told Starn, “I promise you’ll never see me in your courtroom again.”

The sentence will be served concurrently with a nine-year sentence in a Seneca County aggravated burglary case. That term includes three years for a firearm specification.

In asking for concurrent sentencing, Taylor’s attorney, Alex Treece, said that he was “actively involved in luring” the group’s victim behind Domino’s on July 11, 2018, but not in the “actual confrontation.”

Starn agreed with that, noting that Taylor was not in possession of the gun.

Hancock County Assistant Prosecutor Colleen Limerick deferred to Starn on sentencing and added that Taylor had agreed to make restitution of $40, along with the other defendants.

The other three have also pleaded guilty to amended charges, and two have been sentenced by Starn.

Russell G. Ellis, 21, of Tiffin, was sentenced to four years in prison on an amended charge of robbery, a second-degree felony, with a firearm specification.

Kelsey M. Murfield, 19, of Delaware, Ohio, received five years of community control for theft of drugs, a fourth-degree felony.

Roderick C. Michael Jr., 20, of Columbus, will be sentenced Oct. 31 for robbery, a second-degree felony, with a firearm specification that carries a mandatory one-year sentence.