LANCASTER, PA — An Ephrata man was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison Thursday morning for robbing two Turkey Hills with a pellet gun in June and July of 2022.
Colby Mummaw, 28 of the 100 block of S. Maple Street, was convicted by a jury in June 2023 on one count of robbery for each incident following a three-day trial before Lancaster County Judge Thomas Sponaugle.
“Colby Mummaw is a violent and dangerous criminal,” prosecuting Assistant District Attorney Mark Fetterman said during the proceeding. “State prisons were built so violent and dangerous criminals like Mummaw can live there.”
ADA Fetterman said the people of Lancaster County are safer every day the defendant spends in state prison.
Mummaw did not take the opportunity to speak at the hearing when given the chance.
During the trial, ADA Fetterman presented surveillance video from both robberies, which showed a man entering the stores and pointing a black gun at a store clerk. In the first incident occurred June 20, 2022, in the 900 block of S. State Street, around 11:00 p.m., the robber pointed a gun at the clerk and tied the clerk’s hands with plastic zip-ties before stealing $391.00.
In the second incident occurring July 21, 2022, in the 3500 block of Rothsville Road, around 4:20 a.m., the clerk refused to comply with the robber, who shot the clerk in the torso three times with a pellet gun before fleeing without stealing any money.
Ephrata Police Department Detective Brandon Bartholomew filed charges and investigated the case.