Kent students sentenced for February robbery case

Dave O’Brien

Two Kent State students recently were sentenced in Portage County Common Pleas Court for their roles in the armed robbery of two fellow students in February. ?

Paris O. Millberry and Andrew R. Scott, both 20, admitted this summer they helped University of Akron student John R. Blackmon, 21, rob two other Kent State students in the parking lot of Harbourt Hall near the campus Ice Arena. ?Millberry, a Canton resident, will serve no more time behind bars after being sentenced by Judge John Enlow to 120 days in the Portage County jail, with credit for 120 days already served awaiting trial. He faced a maximum of three years in prison.

?Enlow imposed three years probation on Millberry, with monitoring transferred to Stark County. Enlow also ordered Millberry to undergo random substance abuse testing, treatment if necessary and find a full-time job. ? Scott, a Norton resident, pleaded guilty to complicity to robbery, a third-degree felony. Enlow recently ordered him to serve 90 days in the Portage County jail starting Friday with work release privileges. Following that, Enlow said Scott would spend three years on probation and undergo random substance abuse testing and treatment if necessary. ?

Millberry, Scott and Blackmon — who brandished a .40-caliber handgun at the victims — took a cell phone worth $150, a wallet and $10 in cash, according to Kent State police. Blackmon pleaded guilty in July to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and was sentenced by Enlow to four years in prison.

Dave O’Brien is a staff writer for the Record-Courier.