Man gets 30 years for robbing store
February 2, 2012
PALESTINE — A 48-year-old Palestine man accused of robbing a local convenience store more than a decade ago has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for the offense following a plea agreement between the state and defendant.
On Monday, Ricky Lynn Adams, 48, of Palestine was sentenced to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after pleading guilty to three charges, including aggravated robbery, in connection with the December 2001 holdup of a local convenience store.
Adams, who has lived in Palestine and Dallas in the past, pleaded guilty on Monday to the charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm before 349th State District Judge Pam Foster Fletcher at the Anderson County Courthouse, according to Stanley Sokolowski, assistant district attorney for Anderson County.
Adams was sentenced to 30 years on each charge, but the sentences will be served concurrently.
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