Rome man pleads guilty in mugging

The second man involved in a daylight mugging in the Walgreens parking lot pleaded guilty in City Court Wednesday.

Erik T. Sweeney, 41, of 306 S. George St., was sentenced by Judge John C. Gannon to six months in jail and was ordered to pay $250 in court fees on a charge of third-degree assault.

Accomplice Matthew P. Sweeney, 38, pleaded guilty to assault in on June 12, according to court documents. He is scheduled for sentencing on July 24.

Police said the Sweeney brothers attacked a 54-year-old man at about 4:05 p.m. June 7 in the parking lot of Walgreens, and stole money out of his pocket. Police said the Sweeneys punched the man, breaking his nose.

In a statement to police, the victim said he was having a drink next door at the Stockyard bar when he first encountered the Sweeneys. The victim said he did not know the two men, but the Sweeneys seemed to think he owed them money. The victim said he left the bar and was walking towards Walgreens when he was jumped.

Also in City Court:

¿ Edgar J. Santiago, 17, of 108 William St., was ordered by Judge Daniel C. Wilson to pay a $150 fine, $120 surcharge and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of second-degree harassment.

Police said at 12:30 p.m. March 8, Santiago repeatedly punched a 14-year-old classmate in the hallway at Rome Free Academy. In a statement to police, the victim said Santiago accused him of something he didn’t do.

¿ Bail was set at $20,000 and was not immediately met Thursday for Joshua B. Sharon, 21, of 123 Turin St., charged with second-degree robbery. His case was adjourned for a felony exam to July 1. Police said Sharon robbed Kekis Citgo on West Dominick Street at about 2:14 a.m. June 22.