Ashville Man Receives Nine-Year Sentence For Armed Break-In

An Ashville man was sentenced Monday to nine years determinate in jail and five years post-release supervision for his involvement in an armed robbery last year, according to the New York state supreme court.

Henry Lee Smith Sr., 51, was one of three armed men who allegedly broke into the home of a Bennett High School teacher on Sept. 26, 2012. Smith, along with his nephew, Quincy A. Smith, 37, and Steven McCool, 20, had entered the home looking for an acquaintance with marijuana, synthetic LSD and an anesthetic, according to prosecutors.

Smith pleaded guilty in October to first-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree robbery.

McCool and Smith are serving one and nine-year jail sentences respectively.