Guilty Plea Entered In 2016 Robbery Outside Bar

NORRISTOWN PA – A 28-year-old Lower Pottsgrove woman has admitted to conspiring during August 2016 with a Pottstown man to rob another man at gunpoint outside a West Pottsgrove bar, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper reported Monday (March 6, 2017).

Mercury staffer Carl Hessler Jr. wrote that Latia Lofton, of the 100 block of North Pleasantview Road, pleaded guilty Monday in Montgomery County Court to felony charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the incident outside the China Bar, 1506 W. High St., West Pottsgrove.

A judge deferred sentencing so court officials can complete a background investigative report about Lofton, including drug and alcohol evaluations, according to the story. Lofton remains free on bail pending sentencing. She faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 to 40 years in prison on the charges, but state sentencing guidelines could allow for less jail time, Hessler wrote.