Johnson sentenced to 3 years in Bell

By Anthony Cloud acloud@civitasmedia.com

March 4, 2014

A man accused of stealing another man’s identity received his final sentencing on Monday in Bell Circuit Court.

Judge Robert Costanzo sentenced Robby J. Johnson, 30, of Loyall, to three years in the penitentiary for two counts of theft of identity of another without consent, 12 months in the Bell County Jail for theft by unlawful taking under $500, 12 months in jail for second-degree possession of a controlled substance and 90 days in jail for possession of marijuana.

The aforementioned sentences are set to run concurrently with each other but consecutively with an indictment out of Marion County. Johnson entered a guilty plea on Feb. 21.

According to the plea agreement, in March 2012, Johnson used the name, address and Social Security number of Jeffrey Daniels without consent and for the purpose of avoiding detection. He also used the name and Social Security number of Ebrahim H. Ebrahim without consent to avoid detection.

The indictment states Johnson unlawfully took merchandise with a value under $500 from Walmart. He also knowingly possessed marijuana and hydrocodone.

Sgt. Joe Holder of the Middlesboro Police Department was the case officer.