June 11, 2014 —
A Rush man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for robbing an Ashland motel at gunpoint.
Jamar D. Robinson, 26, of Rush, was convicted in Boyd Circuit Court of first-degree robbery in connection with an Oct. 5, 2012, holdup at the Ashland Inn, 3020 Winchester Ave., Boyd Commonwealth’s Attorney David Justice said.
According to Justice, Robinson pulled a gun on the desk clerk at the motel and demanded money, then fled the scene with $124 cash.
The incident was captured on video by the motel’s security cameras and an image of the suspect was aired on local TV news broadcasts. That led to Robinson’s identification and apprehension, Justice said.
Robinson had a prior criminal record, including an assault conviction, Justice said. Under state sentencing guidelines, he will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. He will receive credit for the approximately 16 months he has already spent in custody.
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