Monday, January 24, 2011

Whatever Happened to the Fruth Robbers?

Guilty Pleas Entered In Robbery Cases

Forty-seven year old Marjorie Mullins of Charleston, James Tincher and 28 year old Mark A. Sexton Jr. of Sissonville pleaded guilty to felonies earlier this week. Mullins admitted that, on January 19th, she robbed the United Bank branch in Big Chimney at gunpoint...getting about $6,000. Tincher, who drove the getaway car, pleaded guilty to bank robbery without a firearm. Four days later, the Fruth Pharmacy on Oakwood Road was robbed of several thousand dollars worth of OxyContin pills while the suspects used a BB gun. Mullins and Sexton pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Shortly after the robbery, police arrested Mullins and Sexton when they abandoned their car on Quarrier Street. Investigators then learned Tincher and Sexton had robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy in Cross Lanes in January 2009. Mullins agreed to cooperate in the cases against Tincher and Sexton. In exchange, Kanawha County assistant prosecutor Fred Giggenbach agreed to recommend concurrent sentences, not to refer the bank robbery to the U.S. Attorney's Office and not to charge Tincher and Sexton with the robbery in Cross Lanes. Mullins faces up to 43 years in prison while Sexton faces up to 23 years in prison when they're both sentenced on July 8th. Tincher faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced on July 9th.

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