Fisher Pleads Guilty, Victim Speaks Out

by Danielle Cotterman on June 8, 2011 at 9:19 am

A local bartender who was attacked last summer is speaking out about the sentence given to the man convicted of the crime. 

It seemed to be a typical night of bartending at the Lighthouse Inn for Cynthia Sharrer, when a man, she said was a regular, locked her in the walk-in cooler, stole the cash-register, and then attempted to catch the Lighthouse Bar on fire. 30-year-old, Cody Fisher, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of aggravated robbery, kidnapping, attempted aggravated arson and theft. 

"Well, I’m really confused, and really disappointed with the outcome," said Sharrer. "And I just, you know, not happy with the sentence at all."

Following that night, Sharrer spent eight days in the hospital, before she was sent home in a wheel-chair. Sharrer, now walks with a cane but said, this will effect the rest of her life.

"I’m the soul provider and care taker for my disabled husband," said Sharrer. "And I can barley take care of myself now, let alone him."

Fisher was originally facing 44 years in prison, but an attempted murder charge was dropped.