CAROLINE CROSSROADS Free Lance-Star reporter Robyn Sidersky covers Caroline County government and schools. You can reach her at 540/374-5413 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow coverage on Facebook or Twitter as well.September 28th, 2011, 7:49 pm
Caroline sentence comes back to haunt Tappahannock man
An old Caroline County crime came back to haunt a Tappahannock man today.
Floyd Lionelle Coleman, 29, served four years in prison for a malicious wounding that occurred in Caroline in September 2002.
After his release, Commonwealth Attorney Tony Spencer said Coleman violated the terms of his probation in 2009 and was ordered by a judge to serve an additional two of the 16 years he had left on his sentence.
He was released from prison again on Nov. 12, 2010, but was arrested less than a month later for a Dec. 8, 2010 robbery in Richmond, Spencer said.
Coleman pleaded guilty to the robbery in March in Richmond Circuit Court and was sentenced to serve 6 years and 9 months of a 20-year sentence.
After learning of the Richmond conviction, Spencer issued a show cause and asked a judge to revoke the 14 years Coleman had left on the Caroline sentence. Judge Joseph E. Spruill Jr. instead revoked 8 years today.
“We got more on the show cause than Richmond got on the robbery,” Spencer said.
Coleman testified in court today that although he pleaded guilty, he did not commit the robbery.
Coleman will now serve 14 years and 3 months in prison.