Champion man sentenced to 4 to 6 years in home invasion

WARREN — A Champion man, convicted for an April home invasion in Howland, on Tuesday received a prison sentence of four to six years.

Mick Robinson, 40, of Alva Street NW, received the indefinite term from Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew D. Logan despite efforts by Robinson and his attorney to get probation.

Logan said Robinson “has a history of violence that needs to be addressed and I’m concerned about your family’s safety” in giving the prison term, citing the physical and psychological harm he bestowed on his victims.

The case involved a April 12, 2021, incident where Howland officers were dispatched to an Anderson Avenue home about an unwanted person. A 21-year-old man who lived there, who later was identified as the defendant’s stepson, told 911 dispatchers a man was threatening to kick the door in and he was counting down.

Later, the man was at the back door, according to the report, and had forced his way into the home and was fighting with the stepson.

Before sentencing, the stepson delivered a victim impact statement.

“I’m not here for vengeance, but I’m here to protect my 7-year-old sister,” the victim told the judge, noting the young girl was 10 feet away when her father assaulted him.

The stepson said the problems with Robinson have been happening for five years.

“Probation would mean that he gets whatever he wants,” the stepson said.

Robinson told the judge he looked in the mirror and realized he has struggled with an alcohol problem and feels “remorse and shame for my out-of-control behavior.”

Robinson’s attorney, Brendan Keating, said his client is not evil but has “impulse control” issues when he asked the judge to give Robinson probation.


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