Tribune staff reports
The first of two men arrested in the robbery of a Uniontown convenience store in October 2014 has been sentenced.
Dalton R. Carver, 20, of New Washington, received a four-year prison term after pleading guilty to the Level 5 felony charge of robbery in Jackson Circuit Court.
Judge Richard W. Poynter suspended 1,390 days of that sentence, placing Carver on supervised probation for those days.
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Carver and Dustin Lee Dunn, 21, of Seymour, were arrested in late 2014 in connection with an armed robbery in Jackson County in October.
Dunn is set to stand trial at 8:30 a.m. June 7 in Jackson Circuit Court. He faces a Level 3 felony robbery charge and a kidnapping charge in connection with the robbery at the Uniontown Marathon. He also is scheduled to stand trial that same day for burglary, theft, auto theft and other criminal charges in separate cases tied to a crime spree in late 2014.
At the time, Officer Ben Rudolph with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said police believed Carver accompanied Dunn during an armed robbery Oct. 13 at a Uniontown gas station.
Police said Dunn used a BB gun that looked like a real firearm and displayed the weapon to a clerk, demanding money from the register. Dunn was handed an undisclosed amount by the clerk, and he and Carver left.
As condition of probation, Poynter ordered Carver to maintain a full-time job of at least 35 hours per week and obtain his GED. Carver also will be tested for controlled substances, drugs or alcohol while on probation.