A man who says he tried robbing a southwestern Pennsylvania store owner to feed a heroin addiction has been sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery, aggravated assault and other charges.
The Observer-Reporter reports Matthew Robert King told a judge Wednesday he was high on heroin in June when he attacked Rich Rosendale at his Greene County business.
Police say the 35-year-old King beat the 68-year-old Rosendale after tying him up with electrical and duct tape.
Ford, formerly of Uniontown and Ford City, said he knew Rosendale from previous business dealings. Rosendale is the ex-Greene County prothonotary.
Police say two good Samaritans helped thwart the attack and kept King from escaping. Rosendale said his eye has healed but his arm is permanently injured.