Two Hazard men were sentenced in connection with several crimes, including first-degree robbery.
Trey Pankey, 24, and Hank Smith, 26, both of Hazard, appeared in Perry County Circuit Court last Thursday, April 4, for their sentencing for incidents occurring in May, October and December.
Smith and Pankey were indicted in Sept. 2018 on felony charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault they committed in May 2018, when they used dangerous weapons (a gun and stick) to repeatedly beat Darryl Johnson in the head, back, arms and legs, causing serious physical injury to him, while also committing the crime of theft against Johnson. Smith and Pankey appeared in Perry County Circuit Court for arraignment in December.
Smith was indicted again in Decemberand was charged with second-degree escape and tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, when he escaped from home incarceration and unlawfully removed his monitoring device.
Pankey also received additional charges when he was indicted in January for theft by unlawful taking or disposition auto he committed in October when he took a 2013 Ford Fiesta worth more than $500 that belonged to Joey Hill.
Last Thursday, Smith and Pankey were sentenced for all of their charges. Both men were sentenced to three years to serve, probated for three years, for the robbery charges and five years to serve, probated for five years, for the assault charges. The time served will run concurrently. Both men were also sentenced to pay restitution for the robbery.