UPDATE: Sentenced For Burglary And Attempted Murder

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UPDATE: 2/04/2013 02:44 PM

A Coolville man was sentenced Monday in his part of beating up an elderly woman and burglarizing her home.

Colin Stout was sentenced 15 years in jail for 14 charges including burglary, attempted murder, and felonious assault.

His accomplices in the crimes, Christopher Flemming and Cody Stout were previously sentenced to nine years and nine months in jail.
Flemming and Cody Stout drove the other suspects to the home. The fourth suspect, Brandon Baker is also accused of entering the home. His trial is later this month.

Athens County Prosecutor, Keller Blackburn says he will oppose any attempts for early release for Colin Stout.

Colin Stout is accused breaking into Ota Vincents home in Athens County in January of 2012.

Police say she was stabbed in the neck and shoulders and spent months in the hospital.

Stout also stole items from her home.

UPDATE: 12/19/12

Christopher Fleming, one of the men involved in the beating and stabbing of an elderly Coolville woman, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 9 years and 9 months in prison.

Guilty of aggravated robbery.

An Athens County man changes his plea.

Christopher Fleming pleaded guilty Tuesday to a list of charges including aggravated burglary, felonious assault and kidnapping.

An attempted murder charge was dismissed in the deal.

The Athens County Prosecutor says in January, Fleming drove three other men to an elderly Coolville woman's home.

Authorities tell us two of the men beat the woman, stabbed her in the neck and stole things from her home.

Fleming will spend nine years and nine months in prison.

UPDATE: 11/27/12

He played a role in the beating and stabbing of an elderly Coolville woman.

Now Cody Stout is heading to jail.

In January 2012, 81-year old Ota Vincent was attacked inside her home.

She had to undergo months of rehabilitation.

Then, in September 2012, Deputies arrested Cody Stout along with Colin Stout, Christopher Fleming and Brandon Baker.

Tuesday, Cody pleaded guilty to 13 of his 14 charges including aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and felonious assault.

The court dismissed an attempted murder charge.

The Athens County Prosecutor says Cody admitted to being at the victim's home, but says he never went inside.

The judge sentenced him to nine years and nine months in prison.

Stout also agreed to testify against the three other men and to never have contact with the victim.

The three other suspects' trials were moved to early next year.

UPDATE: 9/25/12 6:05 PM

Breaking news out of Athens County Tuesday night.

Sheriff Patrick Kelly confirms four men are in custody in connection to the January 23rd stabbing of 81-year-old Ota Vincent.

Two of the suspects were arrested in Belpre.

Burglars broke into her Coolville home, stabbed her, and left her for dead.

Sheriff Kelly says deputies are currently interviewing the suspects, but no official charges have been filed.

We'll have more on this story as information becomes available. Stay tuned to WTAP for all the latest.

Stab victim Ota Vincent remains stable at a Columbus, OH hospital where she is again able to speak after being brutally attacked Monday night.

Sheriff Pat Kelly believes money was the motive and has a person of interest, though no arrests have yet been made. The attackers got away with Vincent's purse which was said to contain about $300.


Authorities have identified the victim as Ota Vincent, 81, of Coolville. She remains in stable but serious condition in Columbus.


The elderly victim in Tuesday's home invasion has been taken by helicopter to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, due to her stab wounds.

She remains in stable condition.

Authorities are continuing to withhold her name at this time.

The Athens Co. Sheriff's Office believes robbery and theft of drugs is the motive.


An 80 year old Coolville woman, who was beaten and stabbed and then left for dead, is now recovering in a Parkersburg hospital.

The Athens County Sheriff's office is investigating the home invasion that happened Monday night.

The woman, who's name is being withheld due to the investigation, called 911 around noon Tuesday and told dispatchers that someone entered her home and then beat and stabbed her Monday night.

She says she cannot remember much of anything, except for a light being shined in her face.

Sheriff Pat Kelly says that he believes the woman was unconscious through the night. She was found with cuts to her face and stab wounds to her chest.

Sheriff Kelly believes robbery is the motive for the crime.

The victim was taken to the St. Joseph's Campus of Camden Clark Medical Center.

We have a reporter in the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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