Sterling Man Accepts Plea Deal in Case or Robbing Hitchhikers

A Sterling Man has pleaded guilty to robbing hitchhikers last year.

27-year-old Travis Lee McHone accepted a plea agreement last week to the charges of felony second degree robbery, three misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and violating conditions of release.

As we reported, June 29th of last year, two male hitchhikers reported to Alaska State Troopers that they had been assaulted and robbed by a person who had given them a ride from a convenience store on K-Beach Road.

After an ensuing struggle, the two hitchhikers were able to successfully overpower the driver and get out of the truck, but not before the driver produced a club from under the seat and threatened the harm them if they did not give him money to him.

State Troopers units near Anchor Point, contacted the vehicle matching the description provided by the two hitchhikers, and identified the driver as McHone.

Sentencing in this case is scheduled for July 26th.

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