Rob­ber: I rolled pizza de­liv­ery man be­cause I was hun­gry

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Alex Rose arose@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @arosedelco on Twitter

ME­DIA COURT­HOUSE » A Chester man who pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted to po­lice that he helped rob a Domino’s Pizza de­liv­ery driver be­cause he and his two ac­com­plices were hun­gry en­tered an open guilty plea to con­spir­acy Wed­nes­day.

Lashon Scriven, 21, of the 1400 block of Edg­mont Av­enue, was sen­tenced to six to 23 months at the county prison in Con­cord with five years of con­sec­u­tive pro­ba­tion. No resti­tu­tion was or­dered.

Scriven vol­un­tar­ily ad­mit­ted to the Oct. 9 robbery while talk­ing with city De­tec­tive Charles “Randy” Both­well and county De­tec­tive Thomas Scarpato in Novem­ber on an un­re­lated mat­ter.

He said the trio or­dered food to be de­liv­ered from Domino’s Pizza at an aban­doned house un­der a fic­ti­tious name on San­de­lands Street, ac­cord­ing to an af­fi­davit of prob­a­ble cause writ­ten by Chester De­tec­tive Lawrence Weigand III.

Scriven was seated out­side the house with money when the de­liv­ery driver ar­rived. He said af­ter pay­ing for the food, the two ac­com­plices came out with guns and robbed the driver, or­der­ing him to get on the ground and re­move his shoes.

Af­ter tak­ing the man’s wal­let, cash and food, the three men left the scene in the de­liv­ery ve­hi­cle, which was aban­doned near the old Smed­ley School build­ing.

“The robbery was done be­cause the ac­tors were hun­gry,” Scriven said, ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit.

Scriven had been charged with robbery, theft, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, unau­tho­rized use of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, dis­or­derly con­duct, crime com­mit­ted with a firearm, firearms not to be car­ried with­out a li­cense and ad­di­tional con­spir­acy of­fenses, all of which were dis­missed un­der the plea.

As­sis­tant District At­tor­ney Michael Hill did not rec­om­mend a sen­tence due to the open na­ture of the plea, but did note Scriven’s vol­un­tary ad­mis­sion to de­tec­tives.

The stan­dard range sen­tence for con­spir­acy to robbery is 18 to 30 months, but de­fense at­tor­ney Ni­c­holena Iacuzio-Rush­ton asked for a re­duc­tion due to Scriven’s co­op­er­a­tion with au­thor­i­ties.

She noted her client has com­pleted an anger man­age­ment class since he was in­car­cer­ated April 9 and has a job wait­ing for him upon his re­lease. She added that he hopes to at­tend culi­nary school.

Com­mon Pleas Court Judge John Ca­puzzi ac­qui­esced to the down­ward de­par­ture be­cause Scriven had “manned up” in ad­mit­ting guilt, but asked that he re­main crime-free and not make the court look fool­ish.

In ad­di­tion to prison time and pro­ba­tion, Scriven will have to pro­vide a DNA sam­ple to state po­lice. He will also be given credit for time served.

District At­tor­ney’s Of­fice spokes­woman Emily Harris said the other two men in­volved in the robbery re­main un­known.

Lashon Scriven

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