By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffery Reed acknowledged that the defendant before him for sentencing had cooperated with investigators and had greatly aided prosecutors in obtaining convictions against her two co-defendants.
Likewise, he confirmed her similar assistance in what prosecutors called a “very serious” separate, unrelated case. But a coordinated robbery incident nearly a year ago that left a Lima man with injuries requiring hospitalization was more than the judge could overlook.
During a Monday morning hearing, Reed sentenced Melissa Ream, 28, to two years in prison on a second-degree felony charge of robbery for her role in a Jan. 26, 2016, incident that left Stephen Parks with what Reed termed to be “serious physical and psychological harm.”