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Chillicothe Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison for Box Cutter Robbery


CHILLICOTHE – Two men were charged with crimes after attempting to shoplift from Dunham’s Sports turns violent.

According to Chillicothe Police Department around 7 pm on 11/22/20 two men entered the Durham Sports store located at 1075 North Bridge Street. An employee stated that she saw one of the two men take a duffle bag from the shelves and fill it with items for sale inside the store. The woman approached the suspect and asked him to leave he did, she then approached the second suspect, and when he was leaving he grabbed the duffle bag and ran out the door. The suspect with the duffle bag then fled to behind a dumpster where two people chased him, one a manager of the store.

After being cornered the suspect then came back around the dumpster with a box cutter knife threatening the two men and walking towards them. One of the men who happen to be a CCW carrier was able to pull his gun on the suspect and told him to drop the knife. The man complied and the three waited for police to arrive.

When police arrived the suspect admitted to taking the items and having the knife. Jonathan Berry, 23 was arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery a felony. The other suspect Noah Richards 18, was charged with Complicity and given a court appearance. The man with the gun was not charged.

In Grand Jury County this week Berry pleaded guilty to Complicity to aggravated robbery a F1 felony, he was sentenced to 10-12 years in prison. Those charges went concurrent with earlier charges of aggravated robbery, attempted breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, and Criminal damaging that he was charged with previously.