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Cleveland man sentenced for his role in December robbery, crash

September 25, 2018

Cleveland man sentenced for his role in December robbery, crash

ELYRIA, Ohio -- The third in a trio of defendants accused of robbing a Lorain man and leading police on a multi-city chase that ended in a crash in Rocky River on Dec. 18, 2017, was sentenced last week, court records show.

Leedward Hicks, 28, of Cleveland was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for felony charges of aggravated robbery with a firearm, aggravated burglary with a firearm, tampering with evidence, having weapons under disability, receiving stolen property and failure to comply with police.

His co-defendants, Da’Quan Christburg and Savon W. Crenshaw, both 21-year-old men from Cleveland, are already serving their sentences for charges connected to the incident, court records show.

Crenshaw was sentenced July 30 to six years in prison, and Christburg was sentenced Sept. 13 to five years in prison.

Lorain police responded about 1:30 a.m. Dec. 18 to an apartment on Fulmer Drive where the homeowner said three men kicked in the door, threatened him and his girlfriend with guns and took money and valuables, police said. 

The man and his girlfriend heard a single gunshot as the three men ran from the apartment, according to Lorain police.

An Elyria police officer, with assistance from the State Highway Patrol, spotted a stolen SUV just before 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 90. They chased the stolen car until it crashed in Rocky River, police said. 

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