Weddington, Spears sentenced to 15 years
PRESTONSBURG – Two men were sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty earlier this year to two robberies, one of which occurred at an elderly couple’s home on Rt. 114.
In May Jonathan Weddington and Tanner Spears each pleaded guilty to two robberies as part of a plea deal.
Last week both Weddington and Spears were sentenced to 15 years . As part of the 15-year sentence, Weddington and Spears will each have to serve 10 years with the remaining five years of each individual's sentence being probated.
Following his arrest, Weddington has been lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.
Spears is currently being held in the East Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty.
Orville and Hazel Adams' home on Rt. 114 in Middle Creek in Floyd County was one of the homes Weddington and Spears admitted to robbing.
The Adams, who are in their late 70s, owned Risner and Adams V&S Variety, and then Adams True Value, both located in Magoffin County.
In November 2014, Weddington and Spears were indicted and charged with multiple counts of kidnapping, robbery and theft over $10,000.
Weddington and Spears were scheduled to appear in court in Floyd County for a jury trial beginning at 9 a.m. on June 5.
A fingerprint left behind on a piece of tape and an extensive police investigation led to the arrests of both Weddington and Spears.