A homeless man was sentenced to four to five and one-half years in prison on Monday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after pleading guilty to robbing another homeless man of $2.
Jonathan Brown, 30, pleaded guilty to a bill of information brought by Assistant Prosecutor Steve Lamatrice.
Brown is charged with hitting another homeless man in the face in an alley between Maryland and Ridge avenues around 11:17 p.m. on Oct. 31. The victim fell to the ground, and Brown took his wallet, containing his identification card and $2 in cash.
The victim gave City Police a description of his assailant, including the clothes he was wearing.
Brown was arrested the next day wearing the same clothes, police reported.
Brown had just been released from prison on Sept. 29 after serving a five-year sentence for robbery out of Summit County, Lamatrice said. Brown was on three years of parole when the Steubenville robbery occurred.
Brown was sentenced to three to four and one-half years in prison on the city robbery charge. Bruzzese added an additional year for the parole violation.