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August 23, 2013

Judge grants probation in Hastings robbery case

RICHMOND — A man who was sentenced Friday to five years in prison on a robbery charge was granted probation by Madison Circuit Court Judge William G. Clouse.

Nicholas Masden, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery at an earlier hearing, and the state recommended a sentence of five years in prison.

Masden’s maximum sentence could have been 10 years.

Masden has served 70 days in jail already.

After hearing from Masden’s attorney and the prosecution, Clouse decided to grant Masden supervised probation for five years.

The quick-thinking victim in the case was able to catch the license plate number of the vehicle Masden was riding in when the man approached him in the parking lot of Hastings in Richmond Centre on Nov. 17 and implied he had a gun in his pocket.

Masden took the victim’s iPad and $11 in cash, according to a Richmond police report.

Officers were able to trace the car to its owner, and it was found outside an empty Keri Ann Drive residence.

Masden later returned to the home, and after being detained by police, the stolen iPad was found in the house, according to the RPD.

Also sentenced Friday in Madison Circuit Court were:

• Mitchell Peters, 29, receiving stolen property (under $10,000), one year.

• Roger E. Saddler, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 10 dosage units, opiates), two years probated for three years.

• Millard Fillmore Cody, 40, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 10 dosage units, opiates), one year probated for three years.

• Timothy Cloyd Tudor, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, one year probated for three years.

• Shamika M. Flood, 34, two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 10 dosage units, opiates) and three counts of second-degree wanton endangerment, five years.

• Antonio J. Moore, 37, two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 2 grams of methamphetamine) and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (more than 10 dosage units), seven years.

• William Damien Gross, 22, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates) and first-degree bail jumping, three years.

• Letisha S. Stamper, 36, first-degree wanton endangerment, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) and possession of drug paraphernalia, five years.

• Ronald D. Seaborn Jr., 26, manufacturing methamphetamine, 10 years.

• Derek R. Damrell, 31, manufacturing methamphetamine, 10 years.

• Amanda J. Babcock, 22, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) one year diverted for two years.

• Samantha L. Elam, 19, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) one year diverted for two years.

• Keith McKinney, 34, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates) and driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, two years.

• William J. Creech, 51, two counts of third-degree burglary, six years.

• Stephen Dean, 24, second-degree criminal abuse of a child (12 or under), four years.

• Michael G. Fish, 26, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (third or greater offense, cocaine), third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, three years diverted for two years.

• Matthew K. Tatum, 24, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense), one year probated for three years.

• Cody R. Turner, 23, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, two years.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at or 624-6694.


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