Created on Thursday, 26 June 2014 Written by AP
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after admitting his role in the January home-invasion robbery of a professional poker player.
Police in Canton said 25-year-old Christopher Lucius and another man broke into the home and stole $150,000 in casino chips and cash at gunpoint from Jerad Klick.
The (Canton) Repository (http://bit.ly/1ixOTuI ) reports Lucius halted his trial Wednesday to take a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated theft.
The judge also ordered Lucius to repay the $150,000 he stole.
Klick says he thinks the men followed him home from the casino in downtown Cleveland. The second robber has never been identified.