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Second man charged with December 2013 robbery sentenced

June 10, 2014

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The second of three men charged in connection with a December 2013 robbery was sentenced to nearly five years in prison this week.

Jerome Leon Miller, 21, of Topeka, pleaded no contest to felony robbery in April, and District Judge Kay Huff sentenced Miller to 57 months in prison on Monday. Upon release, Miller will undergo two years of post-release supervision and must register as a violent offender for 15 years.

Miller's sentencing followed by one week that of Christopher Allen Freeman, 22, of Lawrence, who was sentenced to 32 months in prison on June 3.

A prosecutor said last month that Miller, Freeman and Marcus Jerome Lee Bell, 28, of Lawrence, took a victim to an apartment in the 1700 block of West 24th Street and forced him at gunpoint to give up his clothing, shoes, glasses and cellphone. Police arrested the three men after an hours-long standoff at the apartment.

Bell is next scheduled to appear in court on July 3.

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