Ardmore Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Jail

05-31-06 - An Ardmore man will spend the next 50 years of his life in prison for beating and robbing his girlfriend’s grandfather. Back in September, 43-year-old James Earl Adams was arrested for assaulting 84-year-old Warren Washburn and stealing $300 from him.

A jury found him guilty of strong-armed robbery on April 13. They recommended a 50-year sentence and Wednesday the judge made it official. Due to Adams prior convictions, he will have to serve at least 85 percent of the 50-year term.