Archive for Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Eudora woman sentenced to eight years in prison for role in robbery at Lawrence motel

September 4, 2012


Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin sentenced a Eudora woman to eight years in prison for crimes connected with a March 5 robbery at the Days Inn, 730 Iowa.

Melanie Spanky Faye Brooks, 24, pleaded no contest to six charges, including drug possession, aggravated robbery and criminal threat as part of a plea bargain deal, in which several other charges against Brooks were dropped. Brooks’ attorney had petitioned Martin to depart from sentencing guidelines and order probation. However, Martin denied that request, citing reports that Brooks continued to use drugs while awaiting sentencing.

According to police reports, Brooks participated in the robbery of $1,500 and other items from a 32-year-old Lawrence man on March 5. The victim reported that several people participated in the robbery after they had been socializing at the Days Inn.

In August, Aaron Jacob Coates, a co-defendant in the case, received a 44-month sentence for his role in the crime.


Flap Doodle 5 years, 5 months ago

Alfalfa and Dara were unavailable for comment.

Daniel Speicher 5 years, 5 months ago

"Richard... Who's your favorite Little Rascal? Was it Alfalfa? Or SPANKY?"

Shane Garrett 5 years, 5 months ago

Most likely because she reached a plea deal as other charges were dropped. Drugs involved you get a lot more time. Lead poisoning not so much.

fishtales 5 years, 5 months ago

that's where she belongs. this girl is a total mess, i feel sorry for her kids on one hand, it's better off for her to be sent away, horrible person, horrible mother!! Have you a wonderful time locked up.. you deserve it!!

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