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Man gets two years in complicity case

WARREN — A man pleaded guilty to complicity to robbery Thursday and was sentenced to two years in connection to the Feb. 20 robbery at Chase Bank, 1160 W. Market St., according to police and court records.

Richard D. Williams, 30, Ward Street NW, Warren, waived a presentence investigation before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald J. Rice handed down the sentence.

Williams was arrested the day of the robbery and has been in the Trumbull County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond since, according to jail records.

Amber Finney pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery in June and was sentenced by Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos to two years behind bars.

Finney handed a teller in the bank a note demanding money and left with $1,000, according to a police report.

Once outside, Finney met with a man who was standing at the northwest corner of the bank’s parking lot, the police report states. The two ran and an officer followed their footprints in the snow to a Ward Street home the two have listed as their addresses, according to police and court records.

A teen was also arrested.

Finney has multiple past charges of cruelty to animals, falsification and criminal trespass on her record. In May 2017, she was convicted on charges of performing sex acts with an animal. She received a 60-day jail sentence, was fined $300 and placed on probation for five years.

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