Wed. 11:23 p.m.: Second inmate in Trumbull Jail hostage crisis sentenced to 30 years
COMING THURSDAY: WARREN – A second man involved with last year’s hostage situation inside Trumbull County Jail will serve 30 years in prison.
Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay today sentenced Richard Ware, 28, to a total 30 years on multiple counts of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, possession of a deadly weapon, felonious assault and resistance to lawful authority.
The sentences will run concurrently to the 23 years Ware was given in September 2014 for three December 2013 robberies, one of which include a specification that a firearm was used. One of the cases included the beating of an elderly robbery victim with his own cane.
Ware, 28, along with Kevin Johns, 25, and David Martin, 30, were charged with using a homemade knife on April 23, 2014, to take a corrections officer hostage inside the jail for about five hours.
On Tuesday, Judge Andrew D. Logan sentenced Johns to 35 years in prison on counts of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, possession of a deadly weapon under detention and resistance to lawful authority.
Martin already is on death row for a robbery and murder in Warren and is not expected to be be brought back to Trumbull County to face hostage charges.
Read more in the Thursday Tribune Chronicle.