CARTHAGE, Mo. — A Carthage man is facing 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a home robbery and the assault of a Jasper County Jail inmate.

The Joplin Globe reports that 29-year-old James Johnson entered the plea Monday to first-degree robbery and first-degree assault. As part of the plea agreement, an armed criminal action charge was dropped.

Johnson was sentenced to 10 years on each conviction, to be served concurrently.

Johnson is the second of three people to plead guilty to the home-invasion robbery of Deangre Holman in August 2016 in Carthage.

While in jail after his arrest, Johnson assaulted inmate Wayne Youngblood, who suffered several broken bones. Johnson said he was upset that three people were in a cell that was supposed to hold only two inmates.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.