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Two plead guilty to robbery of Lakeview Grocery in Rogersville

November 2nd, 2012 9:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Two of three people accused in the June 11 robbery of Lakeview Grocery near Rogersville have pleaded guilty, while the third suspect is in jail without bond awaiting a February trial date.


Judge John Dugger closed out the Hawkins County Criminal Court October session Oct. 26 with a full day of guilty pleas including Justin Daniel Ricker, 27, 226 Misty View Circle, Rogersville, who was sentenced to three years for robbery.


Ricker was accused of being the man who actually entered the Lakeview Market on June 11 around 1 a.m. wearing a scarf over his face.


Ricker allegedly screamed at the clerk, demanding all of the money. He then took cash and fled on foot to a vehicle that was driven by Alice Merrili Wright, 30, 2013 Brown Drive. D-128, Rogersville.


Wright also pleaded guilty to robbery last week and was sentenced to three years by Dugger.


The third suspect, Larry Shane McGinnis, 22, 2015 Brown Drive Lot 20, Rogersville, is being held in the Hawkins County jail without bond pending a February trial. McGinnis’ bond was revoked by Dugger when he failed to make contact with his attorney.


The trio were arrested shortly after the robbery after a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed the vehicle Merrili was driving had a headlight out and conducted a traffic stop.


A search of the vehicle was conducted, and the deputies recovered all the cash, checks, bank bags and clothing used in the robbery.


Other guilty pleas heard Oct. 26 by Dugger included:


•Donna Carol Vaughan, 52, 1332 Hickory Cove Road, Rogersville, who was sentenced to two years and one day and fined $2,225 for promotion of manufacturing methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are housed or used.


•Mark Edward Smith, 38, 137 Thorpes Chapel Road, Rogersville, who was sentenced to five years and ordered to pay a total of $10,938 to four victims for four counts of theft over $1,000.


•Eddie Justin Patterson, 23, 1024 Rogan St., Church Hill, who was sentenced to five years, fined $2,510, and ordered to pay $1,000 restitution for facilitation of manufacturing meth, DUI, speeding, attempted theft over $10,000, and vandalism over $1,000.


•Dena Lynn Collins, 36, 248 Payne Ridge Road, Church Hill, who was sentenced to two years and fined $8,225 for two counts of possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of Schedule IV narcotics with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


•Scotty Patterson, 41, no address available, who was sentenced to five years and fined $4,000 for two counts of delivery of Schedule II narcotics.


•Travis Steven Hughes, 20, 111 Reynolds Hills Drive, Rogersville, who was sentenced to two years, fined $00, and ordered to pay $180 restitution for forgery, identity theft, theft under $500, and possession of synthetic marijuana.


•Jonathan Truman Jordan, 31, 218 Messick Ave., Church Hill, who was sentenced to three years and fined $8,000 for possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to deliver, possession of Schedule III narcotics with intent to deliver, and possession of Schedule IV narcotics with intent to deliver.


•Donna Andrews Walker, 30, Morristown, who was sentenced to three years and fined $8,000 for possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to deliver, possession of Schedule III narcotics with intent to deliver, and possession of Schedule IV narcotics with intent to deliver.


•Liston Josh Shepherd, 20, of Evarts, Ky., who was sentenced to three years and fined $100 for aggravated burglary.


•Shannon Keith Davis, 36, 322 Cave Road, Rogersville, who was sentenced to six years and fined $2,225 for facilitation to possession of meth with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.


•Robert Lynn Monroe, 28, 410 Watterson Gap Road, Surgoinsville, who was sentenced to 11 years and fined $4,225 for initiating the process to manufacture meth, facilitation of manufacturing meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


•Joshua Clinton Bates, 25, 1000 University Blvd., Kingsport, who was sentenced to three years, fined $400 and ordered to pay $5,670 for three counts of aggravated burglary and theft over $10,000.


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