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Elyria man pleads guilty in connection with robbery

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ELYRIA — An Elyria man has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a robbery that took place in March.

Jamy Mack, 20, of Middle Avenue, pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of receiving stolen property. The count contains a firearms specification that stipulates a mandatory one-year sentence in prison.

Mack had faced charges of aggravated robbery, three counts of robbery and receiving stolen property, according to a Lorain County grand jury indictment released in May. Each count had attached firearm specifications, with many of the counts containing two such specifications.

The other charges in the indictment were dismissed, according to court documents.

Mack was arrested March 22 in the parking lot of 1930 Fowl Road with a 9 mm handgun in his possession. The gun was reported stolen out of Franklin County, police have said.

Police were looking for a man matching Mack’s description after a citizen had stopped the beating of a 43-year-old man, Elyria police have said.

Before 10:30 p.m. March 21, a woman called 911 after observing three men, including one she said was holding a gun. The woman thought the trio’s behavior was suspicious, so she called police and began following them in her car.

Once the three were near the intersection of East Broad and Kipling streets near Circle K, the men began punching and kicking a 43-year-old Bell Avenue man, police have said.

The woman slammed on her brakes, starting honking her horn and told the men she was on the phone with the police, according to Elyria police. The men took off running.

The woman gave police a description of the men. Mack was arrested the next day and police were still looking for the other two men.

Contact Scott Mahoney at 440-329-7146 or Follow him on Twitter @SMahoneyCT.

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