By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — A Columbus Grove man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court for his role in the assault and robbery of a local man in February of this year that left the victim with permanent physical and psychological injuries.
Anthony Spangler, 22, was sentenced by Judge David Cheney as one of two defendants in the case in which the victim was left half-naked in a rural field after an evening of drinking and partying. Spangler was indicted in April on charges of aggravated robbery and kidnapping, each first-degree felonies, and a second-degree felony charge of felonious assault. In April he agreed to a negotiated deal with prosecutors which called for him to plead guilty to a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery in exchange for the remaining two counts being dismissed.
The other individual charged in the case, 23-year-old Richard Mears of Lima, previously pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony charge of robbery and was sentenced to five years in prison. A third individual, a juvenile, reportedly was present when the incidents took place but was not charged.