SIDNEY — A Sidney man who robbed the Fuel Stop gas station on West Court Street in October entered a guilty plea on Monday.
Michael A. Sloan, 22, appeared in Shelby County Common Pleas Court to enter the guilty plea to his original charge: one count of robbery, a felony of the second degree.
The state will recommend three years in prison for the offense, as part of the plea agreement. The maximum prison time he could serve is eight years, with a maximum fine of $15,000. A prison term is not mandatory, but presumed. He will also have to serve a mandatory three years of probation following his release from prison.
Sidney Police and Shelby County Sheriff Deputies responded to the report of the robbery at the gas station on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 4 a.m.
The Sidney Daily News reported at the time a male entered the business dressed in dark clothing with his face partially covered and brandishing a pistol. The suspect demanded money from the on duty clerk, who complied. The suspect then fled the store on foot and discarded his clothing and pistol as he ran.
Sloan was located within minutes of the call. The clothing and BB gun used in the robbery were recovered in close proximity to the gas station.
A date for sentencing has not been scheduled yet.
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