Wed. 12:30 p.m.: Second man sentenced in jail hostage crisis
WARREN – A second man involved with last year’s hostage situation inside Trumbull County Jail will serve 30 years in prison.
Judge W. Wyatt McKay today sentenced Richard Ware, 28, on multiple counts that include kidnapping, aggravated robbery, possession of a deadly weapon, felonious assault and resistance to lawful authority.
Ware, along with Kevin Johns, 25, and David Martin, used a knife made within the jail to take a corrections officer hostage for five hours April 23, 2014, during what appeared to be an attempted jail break.
Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies surrounded the jail complex during the hostage crisis.
Johns was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison by Judge Andrew Logan.
Because Martin already is on death row, stemming from the murder and robbery of a 21-year-old man at a home on Oak Circle S.W., he is not expected to be brought back to Trumbull County to face charges in connection with this incident.
Ware already is serving 23 years in prison in connection with a series of three robberies that occurred in December 2013.