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Man who beat 6 sentenced to 15 years in prison

Eric Unthank in court Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham) Eric Unthank in court Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham)
GRANT COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -

The man who recently pleaded guilty to beating six people, including some with special needs, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday.

Eric Unthank was convicted in August to three charges including burglary and assault after breaking into a Dry Ridge home on Ten Mile Road in December.

 Authorities said he beat multiple residents with a club, and some victims had special needs. The attack was on a grandmother and the children she watches and puts on a school bus.

A passerby spotted Unthank walking about 6:45 a.m. on Beaver Road in Union and told Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Evans at a nearby Shell gas station in Richwood, said Tom Scheben, sheriff's spokesman.

Evans and Deputy Mike Dehner responded and found Unthank on the road. He gave them a false name, but they recognized him from his neck tattoos and took him into custody on a falsification charge.

Unthank was indicted in January on one count of burglary, one count of first degree assault, two counts of second degree assault and one count of persistent felony offender. 

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