A Glen Rock man must spend nearly a year in prison for robbing another man at gunpoint during a drug deal.
Shawn Joseph Krause, 28, of 107 Church St., pleaded guilty Thursday to robbery, reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.
As part of a negotiated plea agreement, he was sentenced to 11-1/2 to 23 months in York County Prison and two years of probation. He received 184 days credit for time served, defense attorney Ron Jackson Jr. said.
Krause must also undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and repay the $1,300 he took from the victim.
Southern Regional Police said Krause met with Kyle Miller, then 20, of Hampstead, Md., on April 27 at a Glen Rock convenience-store parking lot to sell Miller illegal oxycodone pills.
Pointed gun: During the transaction -- which happened inside Krause's Jeep -- Krause pointed a handgun at Miller and robbed him of $1,300.
Police later searched Krause's home and vehicle, and found two handguns, cash and drug paraphernalia.
The reckless endangerment charge stemmed from the fact that Krause's wife, Amy Robinson, was also inside the vehicle and could have been injured, senior deputy prosecutor Seth Bortner confirmed.
Bortner said he's satisfied with the plea agreement, especially in light of the case's witness issues.
For one thing, Miller initially lied to police about the drug transaction, instead telling them he was supposed to buy a dirt bike from Krause, Bortner said.
And although court documents reveal Robinson cooperated with police and implicated her husband, she died earlier this year.
Jackson described the agreement as fair.
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