Man sentenced to conditional discharge for trespass plea

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted he was in a woman's home after being ordered to leave has been sentenced to two years of conditional discharge.

Micah L. Seymour, 24, who listed an address in the 1000 bock of South Smith Road, pleaded guilty last week before Judge Heidi Ladd to criminal trespass to residence, admitting that he remained inside the home of a woman to whom he had just sold cannabis.

In return for his plea, other more serious charges of robbery and armed robbery were dismissed.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Bennett said the 24-year-old woman told police that Seymour had dropped off cannabis on Jan. 3. She said she didn't have the money to pay him and claimed he pulled a gun but never pointed it at her. She ended up giving back the cannabis and he eventually left.

Bennett said the woman waited a while before reporting the incident to Urbana police. It was later in the month, when she saw Seymour out, that she called police and identified him as the man who robbed her. He was arrested Jan. 22.

Bennett said Seymour denied he ever had a gun and police never found one.

Bennett said Seymour had a prior conviction for aggravated battery to a police officer. He previously received court supervision for criminal trespass.

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Robeman1957 wrote on March 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Let me get this straight.  According to the story, he took back an illegal item, that she didn't pay for, and then is charged with robbery and armed robbery.  Gotta love how the legal system works.

Brandon Booher wrote on March 29, 2013 at 6:03 am

Nice...had the roles been reversed there wouldn't have even been a report filed.