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Fairmont Man Sentenced for Hot Spot Armed Robbery
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on June 26, 2013 @ 7:15PM
Created on June 26, 2013 @ 5:59PM

A man could spend up to 10 years behind bars for robbing a local Hot Spot last July.

Joseph Thomas was sentenced Wednesday on the charges of armed robbery after he pointed a gun at the store clerk, and ordered him to open the safe at the Hot Spot.

During his sentencing the judge ordered that Thomas go through a psychiatric evaluation. This came after Thomas admitted to the court that he felt that he may be schizophrenic.

The judge ordered that he pay close to $14,000 in restitution to the owner of the hot spot.

Throughout his sentencing, Thomas was praised by the court for the doing everything possible to prove that he has bettered himself while behind bars.

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Comments (3)
Jun 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM
To the slow thinker; One pays back restitution after he leaves prison and is forced to get a J-O-B!! It's called being responsible for first time in your pathetic life. It's just too bad some adults must be 'forced' into at least 'pretending' for a while they're being responsible.
Jun 28, 2013 at 8:22 AM
They get a job! The prison system offers paying jobs. They don't pay much, but it is better than them sitting around doing nothing, playing basketball, watching tv, sunbathing, or lifting weights in their fancy weight areas. This is what you see when you drive pass Pruntytown Correctional Center. I think it should be mandatory that they should all have a job of some kind. We have enough people living off out tax dollars! A good days work never killed anyone.
Jun 26, 2013 at 7:19 PM
How does a person going to prison pay back $14.000 in restitution?
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