Hammer attack lands man in prison

Hammer attack lands man in prison
March 6, 2013 Jon Bracone

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man who attacked a man with a hammer over an unpaid debt has been sentenced to three years in prison.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/bvE5VT) says 36-year-old Jesse Garcia pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery as part of a plea agreement. The case is pending against co-defendant Joseph Keene.

The two were arrested in October on charges that they drove a man around the North Pole area, taking electronics from his brother and using his bank card to steal more than $500. The victim identified Garcia as the man who hit him with the hammer. He said he suffered three broken vertebrae and stitches in his head.

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