Pizza delivery robber among county sentences

STEUBENVILLE – A man who beat and robbed a pizza delivery driver was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson.

Tyler A. Gregg, 18, of 115 Grandview Ave., Mingo Junction, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and misdemeanor theft in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Mingo Junction on Jan. 14.

Mingo Junction Police said the driver was called to deliver a pizza to a house on Edwards Street. Police said the house was vacant and the driver was jumped, beaten about the head and robbed of $8.

Two women who admitted to a pair of burglaries also were sentenced by Henderson.

Shannon Holbrick, 22, and Cathy Castellino, 24, both of 3031 Elm St., Weirton, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary. A house on county Road 17, Rayland, was burglarized on April 3 and a house in the 400 block of Scott Featner Road, Mingo Junction, was burglarized on March 26.

Holbrook was sentenced to three months in jail, followed by six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. She will be on probation for 30 months. She faces two years in prison if she violates probation. Castellino was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center, followed by 30 months of probation. She faces up to 18 months in prison if she violates probation.

Patrick Tennant, 40, of 125 Ravine St., Mingo Junction, was placed on two years of probation by Henderson after he pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. Tennant was charged with cashing stolen checks in October. He was ordered to make $9,620 in restitution.

The case involving Rernard Ellis, 34, of 1047 Main St. was amended and sent back to municipal court for further proceedings.

City Police reported a man was getting ready to pay for gas at Speedway, 201 N. Third St., on Jan. 12 when Ellis grabbed the money. The man chased and confronted Ellis, when Ellis punched the man in the face, police reported. The man and Ellis wrestled, with Ellis being subdued until police arrived, an officer reported.

Ellis initially was charged with robbery but the charge was dismissed and a new charge of misdemeanor assault was filed. He also faces a misdemeanor theft charge.

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