3 plead guilty to armed theft

Published 4:18 pm Saturday, December 15, 2018

Three people charged with the armed theft of a vehicle a year ago all pleaded guilty to their charges Thursday.

Audrey Stroube, Christopher Reed and Robert Harley were all charged in connection with the Dec. 12, 2017, theft of John Anderson’s vehicle in rural Clark County.

Harley pleaded guilty to one count of receiving stolen property for possessing and disposing of the vehicle. Stroube, who allegedly called Anderson to give her a ride, and Reed pleaded guilty to the lower charge of theft by unlawful taking; they were originally charged with first-degree robbery.

Prosecutors said Stroube planned to lure Anderson to a location and then stole the vehicle with Reed, leaving Anderson on the side of the road.

According to the indictment, Anderson was threatened with a knife.

The plea agreement calls for Stroube and Reed to be sentenced to 10 years in prison, provided they complete drug court. Harley will be sentenced to five years. All three are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 10, 2019, in Clark Circuit Court.

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