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Tandy’s IGA Robber Gets 20 Years

Posted On July 10, 2012
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Ronald Draper, Jr. (left) and Malachi Draper

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(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A holdup at an Aurora grocery store has cost a man 15 years in prison.

 

Ronald Draper, Jr. was sentenced in Dearborn Superior Court I on Monday.

 

The 43-year-old and his son Malachi Draper, 19, were accused of robbing the Tandy’s IGA on Third Street in Aurora last January.

 

As part of a plea agreement reached with prosecutors in May, Draper pleaded guilty to a charge of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon while a charge of Theft was dismissed. Judge Jonathan Cleary sentenced Draper to 20 years total, but the final five years of that sentenced will be suspended to probation.

 

Draper was credited with 170 days already served, doubled to 340 days thanks to Indiana’s good time credit.

 

In handing down the sentence, Cleary considered Draper’s criminal record of five prior misdemeanor convictions.

 

Meanwhile, Malachi Draper’s case is still scheduled to go to trial July 23. A plea agreement was rescinded by prosecutors last month after new evidence surfaced showing that the teen may have masterminded the robbery.

 

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