By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — A Lima man who took part in a Nov. 7 drug deal that ended in an armed robbery was sentenced Monday to three years in prison.
Marquise Turner, 24, appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty last month to a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery. A firearm specification was dismissed by prosecutors as part of a negotiated plea deal. A second count of aggravated robbery with a gun spec was also dismissed.
Prosecutors said Turner and Decorian Dawson, also of Lima, arranged a drug deal in the early-morning hours of Nov. 7 at a residence on Heathway Lane in Lima and subsequently robbed two men at gunpoint who intended to purchase the drugs.