AUGUSTA – A man accused of beating an elderly man with a frying pan will spend 18 years in prison.
That’s the sentence handed down to Kristopher Russ, 34, who was also sentenced for stealing items from a Kohl’s department store.
Authorities said Russ pleaded guilty to numerous charges earlier this week, including for a robbery at the Augusta home of a 79 year old man. Police said he broke into the home to get money to support his heroin habit and was confronted by the owner.
He struck the man in the head before making off with jewelry and the victims wallet.
Russ is now ordered to serve 18 years of a 23 year sentence for both the robbery and a theft from Kohl’s that took place before the robbery.