Man pleads guilty to robbery, failure to appear

By Nick Walton - [email protected]

A man pleaded guilty to felony charges in two criminal cases during a plea hearing held on Tuesday.

Damon S. Williams, 20, pleaded guilty to a third degree felony robbery charge and a fourth degree felony failure to appear as required by recognizance charge. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 29 where Williams faces a maximum 36 month prison term for robbery and a maximum 18 month prison term for failure to appear as required by recognizance.

Williams was indicted on two counts of robbery in April stemming from a March 27 incident where he allegedly stole merchandise from Wal-Mart, 1840 E. U.S. Route 36. During the incident, Williams reportedly flailed and kicked at store personnel resulting in physical injuries to them.

During an April 7 hearing, Williams was granted a personal recognizance bond with a special condition of house arrest with electronic monitoring at an Urbana residence.

A journal entry alleging bond violations filed on April 12 states the Tri-County Regional Jail notified the court on April 8 that on April 7 within hours after being released on house arrest Williams allegedly violated conditions of bond by traveling to multiple locations in Urbana and one location in Springfield and by cutting off his electronic ankle monitor.

Williams failed to appear for an April 11 arraignment hearing and a capias warrant was issued for his arrest. On the same day, jail officials informed the court that the ankle bracelet was recovered in Beavercreek. He was indicted in May for vandalism and failure to appear as required by recognizance.

A robbery charge and the vandalism charge were dismissed during Tuesday’s hearing.

Williams is currently serving a jail sentence in Clark County according to the Clark County Municipal Court’s website.

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.