Ravenna woman gets 6 years in prison for July 2012 Rootstown robbery

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

A Ravenna woman was sentenced this week to six years in prison for robbing a man at gunpoint in Rootstown in July 2012.

Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman sentenced Sara K. Knight, 18, with a last known address of 348 N. Walnut St., to three years in prison on an aggravated robbery charge plus another three years for using a gun in the commission of a felony, according to court records.

She received credit for 171 days served in jail while awaiting trial, according to Pittman's order, and was fined $200.

Knight pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony with a firearms specification, on Feb. 8. She faced a maximum of 14 years in prison.

She and her boyfriend, Jonathan J. Kornet, were charged 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 down in Rootstown at the same residence where the robbery took place. They surrendered to sheriff's deputies without incident.

Kornet pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, with a firearms specification in Pittman's courtroom on Nov. 14, 2012, and on Dec. 17 was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He unsuccessfully attempted suicide in the Portage County jail on Jan. 6 and was transferred to prison after treatment for minor injuries. His release date is August 2022, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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