Weddington, Spears plead guilty to two robberies: 15-year sentence recommended as part of plea
PRESTONSBURG - Two weeks before a scheduled trial, as part of a plea agreement, two men have pled guilty to two robberies, one of which occurred at an elderly couple's home on Rt. 114.
According to Floyd County Commonwealth's Attorney Brent Turner, Jonathan Weddington and Tanner Spears have each pled guilty to two robberies. A 15-year sentence has been recommended for each man. As part of the 15-year sentence, Weddington and Spears would 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, robery 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.