Dublin man will serve 16 years for hammer assault
A Pulaski County man will serve 16 years for his role in a drug-related hammer assault, Radford Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Rehak said in a release.
Lorne Rivens, 42, of Dublin, was charged with armed burglary, attempted robbery and malicious wounding stemming from an April 19, 2011, incident, according to the release.
Rehak said Rivens went to Radford to settle a drug debt, but got the address wrong. He mistakenly broke into the wrong person’s home armed with a hammer, and after demanding drugs, assaulted a 22-year-old student with the hammer. The student received minor injuries.
Rivens fled and was arrested at his home a few blocks away.
Rivens accepted a plea agreement in Radford Circuit Court this morning. On the armed burglary charge, Rivens received 40 years with 25 suspended and a $500 fine. On the attempted robbery charge, he received 10 years and a $500 fine. On the malicious wounding charge, he received 20 years with five years suspended and a $500 fine.
The sentences will run concurrent, totaling 15 years. He’s been in custody ever since his arrest and will receive credit for time served and 10 years active probation once released.
Rivens must also pay restitution. Per the agreement, he must also serve one year on a probation violation due to a past assault.
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