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Woman's attacker gets 10 years in prison



Published: Tue, October 24, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



WARREN -- A 23-year-old city man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to all four charges filed against him for an attack on a 44-year-old city woman last October.

LaShawn Smith, of Lener Avenue Southwest, pleaded guilty to all the same charges in January and was expected to serve 12 years in prison, but he withdrew the plea in April.

The case was set for trial Monday, when he accepted the new deal. This time, he waived a presentence investigation and received his sentence immediately.

The charges, including robbery, burglary, felonious assault and tampering with evidence, stem from a report from a woman who said she was dropping Smith off at a residence on Oak Circle when he pulled out a gun and told her he wanted money. The woman had given Smith a ride in her vehicle because she knew his family, she said.

The woman said she ran from Smith to the rear of the home, and he shot at her and took her money. Police found Smith later that day with the help of the victim, who chased him as he ran from the scene.




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