By EILEEN MCCLORY
A Lima teenager was sentenced Wednesday in Hancock County Common Pleas Court to four years in prison for his involvement in a Findlay robbery last year.
Amari T. Island, 19, appeared before Judge Reginald Routson on a second-degree felony robbery charge. Island pleaded guilty in April to being involved in a May 7, 2017, robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 463 Tiffin Ave.
According to Findlay police, three men entered the pharmacy, jumped over the pharmacy counter and demanded a specific type of narcotic. The men never showed a weapon and no one was hurt, police said at the time.
A co-defendant, Jarrett Mann, 19, also of Lima, was sentenced June 6 to four years in prison. A third suspect in the case was not charged due to lack of evidence, Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle said.
Island apologized to the court and the victims on Wednesday.
“I am sorry for my actions,” Island told Routson. “I am sorry for my mistakes.”
John H. Fisher, Island’s attorney, told Routson that he had gotten to know Island well. While Fisher said he made no excuses for Island, he said he believed Island was “a very nice, bright young man.”
“He can do better, your honor,” Fisher said. “He can be quite successful. I know that, your honor.”