Third person sentenced to 25 years for robbery at Parkersburg man's home

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 4/8/19 2:45 P.M.

The last of three people charged in a robbery at the home of a disabled Parkersburg man last July was sentenced to prison Monday in Wood County Circuit Court.

Matthew D. Clark of Parkersburg, who pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in February, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and given credit for 265 days he’s already served.

Clark is currently in the Huttonsville Correctional serving a sentence for malicious assault. The robbery sentence will be served consecutive to that sentence, according to the Wood County prosecuting attorney's office.

Two other Washington Court House, Ohio, residents who also pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in the case – Skylar Graham and Sherman Holder - received identical sentences on Friday.

According to court records, the three went into the man’s home on Center Street in Parkersburg after knocking on rear door. Once inside, they became involved in a physical altercation with the victim while demanding keys to a safe.


UPDATE: 4/5/19 11:45 A.M.

Two of three people involved in a robbery at the home of Parkersburg man are headed to prison.

According to the Wood County prosecuting attorney’s office, Skylar Graham, 27, and Sherman Holder, 35, both of Washington Court House, Ohio, were sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday morning for their guilty pleas to first-degree robbery.

Wood County Circuit Court Judge Robert Roberts also gave them each credit for 265 days they’ve already served.

A criminal complaint in Wood County Magistrate Court says the two of them and Matthew Clark, 34, of Parkersburg, knocked on the rear door of the victim’s home on Center Street last July. Once inside, they were involved in a physical altercation while demanding keys to a safe.

Clark also pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in February.

He is scheduled to be sentenced at 2 p.m. Monday.


UPDATE: 2/5/19

Three people could face long prison sentences after they pleaded guilty Tuesday to allegedly robbing a disabled man's home in Parkersburg last July.

Skylar Graham, 27, and Sherman Holder, 35, both of Washington Court House, Ohio, and Matthew Clark, 34, of Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in Wood County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

They are scheduled to be sentenced in April, and the maximum sentence is 25 years in prison, a spokesman for Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Pat Lefebure’s office said.

Criminal complaints filed in Wood County Magistrate Court in July 2018 accused all three of knocking at the rear door of the victim’s home on Center Street and going inside after the door was opened.

While inside, the complaint said Graham, Holder and Clark all became involved in a physical altercation with the victim while demanding keys to a safe.