GOSHEN Man sentenced for robberies

Richard Spann appeared for his sentencing hearing in circuit court Thursday.
Posted on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Richard Spann, 20, of 712 Goshen Ave., Elkhart, was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 10 years on probation Thursday morning at Elkhart County Circuit Court.

Spann was arrested Nov. 21, 2011, and was charged with four counts of armed robbery, all of which were Class B felonies. He pleaded guilty to his charges Oct. 12.

Before receiving his sentencing, Spann and his attorney, chief public defender Cliff Williams told the court Spann had made many mistakes, but he realized what he had done and was working to become a better person.

“I’m very, very remorseful for the pain I inflicted on these people. I would never, in the right state of mind, want to hurt somebody as much as I did. I just hope they find faith in God to forgive me.”


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