18-year-old sentenced to 20 years for convenience store robbery

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AUTHOR: JEFFRI

18-year-old sentenced to 20 years for convenience store robbery

By Cynthia M. Jeffries

Daily Journal

A Tupelo teen-ager who held up a convenience store last summer has been sentenced in Lee County Circuit Court to a 20-year prison term.

Circuit Court Judge Barry Ford handed down the sentence Wednesday to Taurus Dewayne Richardson, 18, 320 Monument Drive, #96. Twelve of those years will be suspended, but Richardson will not be eligible for early parole and will have to serve eight years in prison.

Richardson was convicted of the June 1995 armed robbery of Texaco Super C on East Main Street. Richardson and four other men were accused of going into the business, displaying a .32-caliber handgun, and leaving with checks, credit card receipts and cash.

Richardson was the first of the four to be sentenced.

Other pleas entered this month in Circuit Court included:

– Mary Barnes, 33, whose last known address was 513 1/2 Rogers Lane, was sentenced to a total of six years, three suspended, for possession of cocaine and conspiracy to sell a controlled substance. She was also placed on three years probation.

– Kenneth Blackard, 50, whose last known address was Route 1, Shannon, was sentenced to 10 years, three suspended, for embezzlement.

– Jimmy Bowdry, 29, whose last known address was Route 6, Tupelo, was sentenced to 20 years, 15 suspended, for possession of cocaine.

– Dean Earl Camper, 48, of Mooreville was sentenced to five years for embezzlement. The sentence is to run concurrently with a sentence for embezzlement he has been serving since February 1995.

– Quentin LaRue Crisp, 32, whose last known address was 520 N. Green St., was sentenced to a year and a half on the charge of a convicted felon carrying a weapon.

– Richard Ellis, 27, whose last known address was Route 2, Tupelo, was sentenced to a total of 15 years, with five suspended, for robbery. He was also sentenced to five years, suspended, on the charge of grand larceny.

– Jerry Lamar Fields, 32, whose last known address was 2000 Bella Vista, was sentenced to five years for burglary and larceny.

– Timothy Glen Henderson, age unavailable, whose last known address was Route 3, Saltillo, was sentenced to five years, suspended, for burglary and larceny.

– David Earl Johnson, 22, whose last known address was 20633 White Rock Road, Aberdeen, was sentenced to 15 years, seven suspended, for armed robbery.

– Willie Lee Johnson, 26, whose last known address was 20633 White Rock Road, Aberdeen, was sentenced to a total of 30 years, suspended, for robbery and attempted robbery. He was placed under a five-year probation.

– Willie Murl Lindsey, 28, whose last known address was 389 Wilson Chapel Road, Pontotoc, was sentenced to one year at the community work center for felony jail escape.

– Dexter Perkins, 24, 113 Wayside St., was sentenced to five years, four suspended, for burglary and larceny.

– Donald E. Quarles, 20, whose last known address was 1304 Marquette St., was sentenced to five years for grand larceny. He was placed on five years of probation.

– Genard Byron Shannon, 21, whose last known address 402 Kirksey Circle, was sentenced to 30 years, suspended, for sale of a controlled substance.

– John Champ Smith, 22, whose last known address was 229 Lovers Lane, Vicksburg, was sentenced to 10 years for burglary and larceny. He was also order to participate in a drug rehabilitation program.

– Gail Thomas, 45, whose last known address was 909 High St., was sentenced to six years, three suspended, for possession of cocaine and conspiracy to sell a controlled substance. She was also placed on three years probation.

– Sammy Lee Vasser, 24, whose last known address was 20099 Raley Road, Aberdeen, was sentenced to 15 years, suspended, on two counts of robbery. He was placed on five years of probation.

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