By Kristen Garrett
Herald Staff Writer
With more court cases pending, William R. Cypher was sentenced Thursday to serve time in state prison.
Cypher, 38, of 973 Forker Blvd., Apartment 4, Sharon, was sentenced to 9 to 24 months in prison and a year of probation by Mercer County Common Pleas Judge Thomas R. Dobson.
Cypher pleaded guilty April 8 to retail theft and simple assault. The charges stemmed from an incident in September when employees of Wal-Mart in Hermitage saw him hiding a compact disc burner and three movies under his clothing, police said. When Cypher tried to leave, security guards stopped him and during a scuffle Cypher bit one of the employees, police said.
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