Teen gets seven years in prison for ATM robberies

YOUNGSTOWN — Denzel Searcy told a judge sentencing him to seven years in prison for robbery that he did receive his high-school diploma.

It was mailed to him while he was an inmate at Mahoning County jail.

The 19-year-old Searcy was sentenced today in common pleas court after pleading guilty to four counts of robbery for a series of robberies at ATM machines in the county.

Searcy was to be sentenced last week, but he filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea and a hearing was set before Judge James C. Evans. He changed his mind again, however, and decided to withdraw that motion, so his sentencing hearing took place.

For the complete story, read Thursday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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