West Virginia Man Sentenced for $1 Armed Robbery

Authorities arrested John Bruce Chafin on Jan. 13 after they say he robbed a man at gunpoint, demanding the victim to empty his wallet, which contained $1.

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A West Virginia man sentenced for an armed robbery in which $1 was stolen has been ordered to spend time in a correctional center for young adults.

The Herald-Dispatch reports 21-year-old John Bruce Chafin of Huntington agreed to a Kennedy plea, also known as an Alford plea, on a first-degree robbery charge, which allowed him to plead without admitting guilt.

Cabell Circuit Court Judge Chris Chiles sentenced Chafin to spend at least six months to two years at Anthony Center for youthful offenders after suspending his 15-year prison sentence.

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Police and jail records show authorities arrested Chafin on Jan. 13 after they say he brandished a revolver at a Barboursville man, demanding the victim to empty his wallet, which contained $1. Police later confiscated the dollar bill, a jacket and a revolver as evidence. 

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