Lebanon man gets suspended sentence for NH robbery

Posted Dec. 09, 2013, at 5:46 a.m.

DOVER, N.H. — Matthew T. Roaf, 21, received two concurrent suspended sentences of 5 to 10 years in State Prison in Strafford County Superior Court on Wednesday for charges of robbery and conspiracy in connection with the armed robbery of a Farmington home in January.

The concurrent sentences are suspended for 10 years of good behavior. In addition Roaf is permitted no contact with the accomplices or his victim, no firearms or weapons, and no excessive use of alcohol.

Roaf, of 33 Second St. in Lebanon, Maine, was indicted on the charges along with Joshua Dionne, 27, and Stephen Roy, 25, in April.

According to court documents Roaf and Roy entered the home on Meetinghouse Road with a machete, demanding drugs and money. Dionne allegedly drove them there.

A resident was home at the time and shot Roaf in the torso and Roy in the head, wounding the two intruders.

Roaf was treated at Portsmouth Regional Hospital while Roy was taken to York Hospital in Maine. Roy checked himself out the same day but reportedly refused to cooperate with police. Roaf turned himself in. Dionne was arrested days later.

Roy was found guilty on both charges earlier this year, though information on his sentence was unavailable Friday. Dionne is scheduled for a final pretrial hearing on Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. in Strafford County Superior Court.

Distributed by MCT Information Services

 

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