Second robbery defendant sentenced

STEUBENVILLE — The second defendant in the robbery of a Wintersville gas station was sentenced on Monday.

Michael D. York, 32, of Trenton, Mich., pleaded guilty to complicity to aggravated robbery, felony theft of a cell phone and misdemeanor counts of theft of cash and criminal damaging and was sentenced by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. to four years in prison.

Chelsea L. Lee, 26, of Brownstown, Mich., pleaded guilty to the same charges on Friday and received a three-year sentence.

According to Wintersville police, a male and female entered the Marathon gas station at 537 Main St. at approximately 7 p.m. on Jan. 2 and demanded money from the clerk. Court records show a knife was brandished.

The couple then fled the scene in a vehicle, police reported.

The suspects were identified within several hours of the robbery using cameras located in the village, according to police.

York was wanted on a warrant from Michigan and authorities there tracked York to a hotel in Lincoln Park, police said. It was after the arrest that Michigan authorities learned of the gas station robbery warrant from Wintersville and went back to the hotel and arrested Lee, police reported.

Krystyna Brown, 25, of Steubenville was sentenced on Monday by Judge Michelle Miller to 12 months in prison after Brown pleaded guilty to the theft of a firearm.

Brown was charged with entering a vehicle on March 31 in the 100 block of South Sixth Street and taking the handgun.

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