MOUNT VERNON — Although scheduled for a jury trial, J-Ro Sharp pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges of receiving stolen property and complicity in the commission of felonious assault in the Knox County Common Pleas Court.
According to Chip McConville of the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office, Sharp entered guilty pleas in both cases.
“(Sharp) pled guilty to a charge of receiving stolen property,” McConville said. “That is a fourth degree felony. He also pled guilty to a gun specification in that case. In the second case he pled guilty to an amended indictment for complicity in the commission of aggravated assault; a fourth degree felony. The original indictment charged him with felonious assault.”
McConville said Sharp waived the pre-sentence investigation and went right to sentencing. He will serve a one-year mandatory sentence for the gun specification charge. This sentence makes him ineligible for judicial release.
Sharp will also serve 12 months on the receiving stolen property charge and 12 months on the assault charge. These sentences will run concurrently only after the gun specification sentence is served.
“He was also ordered to pay restitution for half of the medical expenses incurred by the (Knox County) sheriff’s office for treatment for getting his broken arm,” McConville added.
Sharp enlisted the aid of another prisoner to break his arm in a jail door so he could get out of jail. The other prisoner had previously been ordered to pay the other half of the medical expenses.