Robbery nets 18 months

Warren man gets prison sentence

WARREN — A Warren man on Tuesday was given an 18-month prison sentence on two felony convictions connected to a robbery at a Bazetta gas station in January.

Adrian L. Carroll, 55, of Ferndale Avenue SW, pleaded guilty before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew D. Logan to charges of robbery, failure to comply with a signal or order of a police officer plus a misdemeanor charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Logan sentenced Carroll to consecutive nine-month prison terms for the robbery and failure to comply felonies. For the OVI conviction, Logan fined the defendant $375 and gave a six-month jail term, which will be served concurrently with his prison terms.

The judge also suspended Carroll’s driver’s license for three years.

According to Bazetta police reports, Carroll is accused of robbing the Murphy USA gas station at 2021 Millennium Blvd. of cigarettes and beer during the early morning hours of Jan. 26, 2017.

The report states a man, after asking for cigarettes, told a clerk he was being robbed. The man then grabbed several cartons of cigarettes and as he left, took a 12-pack of beer. The report states the man had threatened to kill the clerk, but did not show a firearm. As the robber tried to make his escape, a report states, he was chased by police until crashing his vehicle and then fleeing.

Carroll was later arrested after he returned to the scene of the robbery, the report states.