A Ravenna woman who robbed a man at gunpoint in Rootstown in July 2012 faces mandatory prison time after pleading guilty to felony aggravated robbery.
Sara K. Knight, 18, with a last known address of 348 N. Walnut St., pleaded guilty Friday to one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony with a firearms specification, in Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman's courtroom.
Sentencing is pending a pre-sentence investigation. Knight faces three to 11 years in prison, plus a mandatory three years in prison for using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Knight and her boyfriend, Jonathan J. Kornet, were accused in the July 27, 2012, robbery of a 20-year-old man in a residence in the 3100 block of Cook Road in Rootstown. According to the Portage County Sheriff's Office, the couple invited the victim to the house, where Kornet held him at gunpoint, ordered him to get on the floor and stole his wallet and cellphone before fleeing. The victim was not injured.
Warrants were obtained on the couple, and they remained free until Aug. 20, 2012, when they were tracked back to Rootstown and arrested at the same residence where the robbery took place. Deputies were prepared to kick in the door when the couple surrendered.
Kornet pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, with a firearms specification in Pittman's courtroom on Nov. 14, 2012. A motion to vacate his guilty plea was denied, and Kornet was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Dec. 17.
Kornet attempted suicide in the Portage County jail on Jan. 6 but was unsuccessful, according to the sheriff's office. He was treated for his injuries at Akron City Hospital and then transferred to the Lorain Correctional Institution to serve out his sentence.
Kornet, 25, is scheduled to be released from prison in August 2022, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.
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