West Memphis man sentenced to 110 years

West Memphis man sentenced to 110 years
Lawrence Handy (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Office)
Lawrence Handy (Source: Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Office)

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT) - A West Memphis man found guilty of one court of residential burglary has been sentenced to 110 years in prison according to a release from District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington's office.

Lawrence Handy, 37, of West Memphis was found guilty on Thursday by a Crittenden County jury.

Hardy was tried by Crittenden County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Young on the count
Wednesday and Thursday, and the jury came back with their verdict Thursday afternoon.

After following the recommendation of the jury, Circuit Judge Randy Philhours sentenced Hardy to the maximum sentence of 60 years for residential burglary.

The judge also added 50 additional years after granting the State's petition to revokes Handy's prior suspended sentences and probation.

Handy will remain in the custody of the Crittenden County sheriff until he can be taken to the Arkansas Department of Correction.

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