Aggravated Robbery Suspect Changes Plea in District Court

20-year-old Gerald Hamlin changed his plea in District Court Tuesday.
20-year-old Gerald Hamlin changed his plea in District Court Tuesday.

20-year-old Sheridan resident Gerald “Jesse” Hamlin changed his plea in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday afternoon as part of a plea agreement with the State. Hamlin pled guilty to the amended charge of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, which is a felony punishable by no more than 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, or any combination of both.

Terms of the plea agreement are that Hamlin serve 4 to 5 years in prison with credit for time served; attend Boot Camp in Newcastle; and that he have no contact with the other two co-defendants in the case. Judge John Fenn ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted and did not set a date for sentencing.

Hamlin was initially charged with Aggravated Robbery when he along with Dillon Sutherlin and JJ Hatch robbed David Simmons at gunpoint on January 30, 2010 at his home in Sheridan. The three individuals beat Simmons and stole a large bag of marijuana from him.

In July, Sutherlin plead guilty to a lesser charge of Robbery and was given 4 to 5 years in lieu of a split sentence, along with 5 years of supervised probation. The third defendant, JJ Hatch, has a trial date set for August 25th.

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