A man convicted in an armed robbery has been sentenced.
Scioto County Court of Common Pleas Judge Leonard Holzapfel, sitting by assignment, has sentenced Toby Lynn Lamb, II, 29, of West Cattolton, Ohio to 15 years in prison on two charges.
The jury deliberated for approximately two hours before returning a guilty verdict against Lamb on two charges, aggravated robbery with a firearm specification and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.
Lamb was indicted for the Oct. 16, 2015 armed robbery of the Super Eight Hotel in Rosemount, a robbery that was followed by a car chase.
At 5 a.m., Lamb reportedly donned a covering for his face, plastic gloves and a loaded semi-automatic firearm and entered the hotel, demanding the clerk give him money from the save. The clerk was able to get away from Lamb and Lamb then exited the hotel.
Scioto County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene and an alert was sent out describing the suspect. The sheriff’s office, with mutual assistance from the New Boston Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, was able to locate the getaway vehicle. A high speed chase ensued. The chase ended with Lamb reportedly wrecked the car. He then escaped into the woods, but investigators received evidence from witnesses which led to the apprehension of Lamb.
“I want to thank the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and assisting agencies for their excellent efforts in investigating and ultimately bringing Mr. Lamb to justice,” Assistant Scioto County Prosecutor Shane Tieman said.
Lamb was represented at trial by Gene Meadows
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