A Springfield man was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery.
Clarence Nared, 50, pleaded guilty in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. He was given time served.
Springfield police began their investigation into Nared when they were called to Wine Works on Commerce Drive regarding a robbery, a police affidavit says.
There, they spoke with a store clerk who said a man, later identified as Nared, had come back to the store after being thrown out for an alleged theft earlier in the afternoon. Nared was wearing different clothing, the affidavit says, but the store clerk recognized him.
“No sooner did (the store clerk) leave the back area to make sure the suspect did not steal anything that the suspect grabbed a half gallon and a fifth of Paul Masson brandy, valued at $37.68 total, and fled the store passing all points of sale” according to the affidavit.
The store clerk confronted him in a vehicle in the parking lot, the affidavit says.
“The man spun around, smashing one of the bottles into his face,” the affidavit says. “(The clerk) fell backward, and the suspect got back into the vehicle and left.”
The employee had numerous cuts and abrasions from the altercation, the affidavit says.
Using video footage of the incident, officers were able to identify Nared as the suspect, the affidavit says.
Meanwhile, 11 Clark County residents were indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court.
Michael Pash, 49 of Medway: two counts of theft
Cody Fuller, 23, of Springfield: aggravated possession of drugs
Anthony Roberts II, 27, of Springfield: trafficking in cocaine, and possession of cocaine
Shawn Griffith, 49 of Springfield: aggravated possession of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs
Joseph Jackson III, 37, of Springfield: trafficking in cocaine and possession of cocaine
Angelina Barker, 41 of Springfield: theft
Michael Ferrell, 21 of Springfield: improper handling of firearms in motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon
Diamond McNeil, 19 of Springfield: felonious assault
Richard Witt, 20 of Springfield: receiving stolen property
Angela Wheaton, 44 of Springfield: aggravated possession of drugs
Jacob Ridenour, 30 of Springfield: possession of heroin and aggravated possession of drugs