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Man gets over 80 years in Pinch robbery/beating

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Pinch man who admitted to brutally attacking two people, including an elderly woman, earlier this year was sentenced Friday to more than 80 years in prison.

Aaron B. Chapman, 21, pleaded guilty in July to first-degree robbery and malicious wounding of a person 65 or older for his part in two violent home invasions.

Kanawha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey handed down the sentence Friday. She gave Chapman 80 years in prison on the robbery charge, and two to 10 years on the malicious-wounding charge. The sentences will run consecutively.

In February, Chapman went to the Pinch home of Ramona Jones and then tried to break into Frank Mace's nearby residence.

Kanawha County assistant prosecutor Dan Holstein said Jones, who was 74 when Chapman broke into her home, suffered a broken collarbone, broken ribs, broken vertebrae and a broken facial bone as well as two punctured lungs and bleeding in the brain, among other injuries.

Casey Michael Givens, 21, of Elkview, also has pleaded guilty to the charges.


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