AUGUSTA — The second of two men charged with robbing a 19-year-old man at gunpoint in April pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to that offense and was sentenced during a hearing at the Capital Judicial Center.

Samuel R. Smith, 25, of Augusta, pleaded guilty to robbery and unauthorized taking or transfer that occurred April 17 in Augusta and was ordered to serve an initial 16 months in prison with the remainder of his five-year term suspended and two years of probation. In exchange for the pleas, a charge of armed robbery was dismissed.

Smith was ordered to pay $100 restitution to the victim and to forfeit a Colt .22 caliber revolver and an AK-47.

Conditions of probation prohibit him from contact with the victim, people who were at the Laurel Street apartment when the victim was robbed, and codefendant Tyler Wayne Robinson, 26, of Augusta.

On June 16, Robinson pleaded guilty to robbery and illegal possession of a firearm and agreed to the criminal forfeiture of the two firearms. He was ordered to serve an initial two years in prison with the remainder of the five-year term suspended and two years’ probation. He too was ordered to pay toward the $100 restitution.

According to Augusta police at the time, the victim had gone to the Laurel Street apartment at the invitation of one of the men’s girlfriends. When he got there, he told police, he was robbed at gunpoint of a baseball cap; a necklace; earrings; and the prescription drugs Suboxone, used to treat opiate addiction, and Adderall, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However, they did not take the $200 he had on him, he said.

A number of other people were sentenced this week in separate hearings at the Capital Judicial Center:

• Jeffrey Eaton, 32, of Augusta, terrorizing Oct. 5 in Chelsea, 14-day jail sentence.

• Flint H. Irwin, 28, of Richmond, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs July 6, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer May 8, 2015, in Winthrop and Nov. 4, 2014, in Augusta, and violating condition of release May 8 in Winthrop; five-year prison sentence, all but 12 months suspended, three years of probation, $63 restitution.

• Mark A. Prendergast, 27, of Waterville and formerly of Manchester, New Hampshire, unlawful trafficking in heroin March 24 in Waterville; four-year jail sentence, all but seven months suspended, two years of probation, $400 fine, $440 restitution.

• Adam S. Price, 34, of Skowhegan, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer June 17 in Waterville; 12-month prison sentence.

• Joshua Silsby, 28, of Manchester, operating under the influence May 4 in Augusta and two counts of violating condition of release Aug. 30 in Auburn and Aug. 10 in Manchester; 180-day jail sentence, all but seven days suspended, one-year administrative release, $700 in fines, $200 of that suspended, 150-day license suspension.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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