A 30-year-old Berlin man was sentenced Wednesday to three to six years in prison for trying to take a money deposit from a woman who was taking it to First National Bank in Berlin on July 9.
Little was said by the defendant, Joshua Dean Foy, at the sentencing before President Judge John M. Cascio.
He repeated almost verbatim what his attorney, Michael Kuhn of Somerset, said to the judge.
“My client takes full responsibility for his actions and he apologizes to all the victims in this case,” Kuhn said.
When Foy threw Lorrie Shaw, he broke her hip and she had to go through surgery.
“I am healing well,” she said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon. “We are not promised a perfect life, but we are promised the strength to get through it.”
Her strength came from the community and the churches of Berlin, she said.
“I have seen so much good from the community and have been humbled. The community has supported my family, my co-workers. The churches have kept me in their prayers, sent meals and cards,” she said.
“I have moved on,” she added. “There are so many more important things in life than to look backward at the bad things.”
According to court documents, Foy hid behind a trash bin outside Riverside Market on July 9 and waited for Shaw to take the deposit. Once he saw her exit the market, he ran around the other side of the bank and met her at the door. With his face covered and wearing sunglasses, Foy reached for the deposit and struggled with Shaw as she screamed for help. The woman fell and was injured. Two brothers from a neighboring house, Dakota and Cody Glessner, ran outside and chased Foy down in the 600 block of South Street. They held him until police arrived.