A Booneville man who reached a plea agreements for having violated conditions of probation is now facing charges of aggravated robbery and two counts of robbery of an 89-year old man.
According to court records on three occasions Anthony Dean Reno, 32, is accused of coercing the 89-year old writing checks to Reno and the man told investigators he felt that if he did not write the checks for Reno he would have been hurt or killed according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
The affidavit states the checks written to Reno were for $150 on Aug. 24, $100, on Sept. 1, and $150 on Sept. 7. In the later incident, the victim told investigators, Reno had a knife which the victim described as silver in color with blue on the handle and, the victim added, Reno made sure he was aware of the knife.
The aggravated robbery charge is a Class Y felony punishable upon conviction by 10 to 40 years, of life, in prison. The remaining robbery charges are Class B felonies punishable upon conviction by five to 20 years in prison and or a fine of up to $15,000.
On Oct. 7, Reno plead guilty to violating his conditions by incurring additional charges and was sentenced to five years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with a judicial transfer to a Regional Correctional Facility. Reno was credited with 25 days of time served in the Logan County Detention Center.