Lima man sentenced to 2 years for armed robbery


By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



Calvin Lane, shown with his court-appointed attorney, John Hopkins, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for taking part in an armed robbery earlier this year.


J Swygart | The Lima News

LIMA — Calvin Lane, 45, of Lima, was sentenced to two years in prison by Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge David Cheney for taking part in an armed robbery earlier this year.

Lane’s cousin, Lima resident Calvin Goode, earlier this week was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the same robbery. Goode, whose sentence included a separate drug-related charge, continues to deny his guilt in that offense.

Lane was indicted in October by an Allen County grand jury on charges of aggravated robbery with a firearm specification, a first-degree felony. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of robbery, a third-degree felony.

According to court documents, on the afternoon of Aug. 24, Lane called Justin Stewart to come to a Lima residence at 1627 S. Main St. owned by Goode. Stewart reportedly arrived at the home to find Lane waiting in the front yard. As Stewart exited his car to greet Lane, Goode reportedly came from behind the house and pointed a gun at Stewart and ordered him to the rear of the home. At that time, according to court documents, Goode removed $600-$800 from Stewart.

Goode denied involvement and claimed Lane had robbed Stewart.

During a sentencing hearing Friday morning, Cheney cited Lane’s lengthy criminal record and the “violent nature of the crime” in handing down the two-year prison sentence and three years of parole following Lane’s release.

“When are your bad choices going to stop?” Cheney asked the defendant.

Calvin Lane, shown with his court-appointed attorney, John Hopkins, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for taking part in an armed robbery earlier this year.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/01/web1_Calvin-Lane-sentenced.jpgCalvin Lane, shown with his court-appointed attorney, John Hopkins, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for taking part in an armed robbery earlier this year. J Swygart | The Lima News

By J Swygart

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