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Aug 12, 2015 12:17 PM

Man fails to appear for plea, sentencing hearing for involvement in Exeter marijuana robbery


BRENTWOOD- A man allegedly involved in a marijuana robbery in Exeter failed to appear in court this morning for his plea and sentencing hearing.

Muluken Rowell was offered a plea deal that would include a suspended sentence, if he is of good behavior. As part of the deal, he would be given credit for the 145 days he has already served, and would not be expected to spend any more time in the county jail.

That deal will be off the table if Rowell does not appear before Judge David Anderson at 1p.m., prosecutor Brandon Garod said.

Rowell was one of four people who allegedly lured an 18-year-old Hampton Falls drug dealer to an Exeter apartment with the intent of stealing 2 1/2 ounces of pot from him this December. During the violent attack, where the dealer was held at gunpoint, approximately one ounce of marijuana was stolen.

Two of the young men involved have already pleaded guilty to their involvement in the crime.

Follow Kimberley Haas on Twitter @KHaasNH1.


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