MARION COUNTY — A 20-year old Belleville man has been sentenced in Marion County Court to probation for the 2014 armed robbery of the Casey’s General Store in Sandoval.
Chad Lidisky pleaded guilty in March to Class 1 felony attempted armed robbery with a firearm, in exchange for the originally charged Class X felony armed robbery count being dismissed.
On a joint recommendation, Lidisky was sentenced Wednesday to 2-years probation, 180 days in jail, and ordered to pay $2,084 in fines and fees, including $167 in restitution.
The jail sentence was stayed pending the successful completion of probation. Lidisky must complete drug and alcohol evaluations and complete any recommended treatment, abstain from drugs and alcohol and have no contact with the Sandoval Casey’s store.
The robbery occurred in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve in 2014, when two men, one armed with a gun and another armed with a police issued Taser, entered the Casey’s store and fled with money as well as cigarettes and chewing tobacco.
The Sandoval robbery was part of a crime spree involving Lidisky and others during the 2014-2015 holiday season.
Lidisky was first arrested in connection with a crime spree involving a group of other teens that ended in two others in the group being arrested on charges that they shot a Keyesport tavern owner on New Year’s Day.
Lidisky was sentenced last spring to 204 days in jail, with credit for 102 days served in the Clinton County Jail, and day-for-day to apply.
According to Clinton County State’s Attorney John Hudspeth, the charges against Lidisky stemmed from incidents on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, in Saint Rose, during which vehicles were taken, and another vehicle was entered and items taken.