- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man who stole a TV and PlayStation from a friend who was receiving treatment for a gunshot wound has been sentenced to two years in prison.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/erzjSp ) 31-year-old Joshua Lines pleaded guilty to robbery and burglary in Jackson County Circuit Court. In addition to stealing from his friend, he admitted punching a Macy’s employee after he was caught shoplifting sunglasses in February.

Police say Lines was with Matthew Atkinson in March when another man shot Atkinson. Lines rode with Atkinson and Atkinson’s mother to a Medford hospital, where Atkinson was admitted to the emergency room.

Police say Lines took Atkinson’s keys while the man was in surgery and used them to enter his home to take the TV and video game console.

Lines said little at Friday’s sentencing. He was ordered to pay more than $1,000 in restitution.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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