Local robber gets ‘lighter’ than usual prison term

DA: problems with suspect ID, witness statements led to deal

A Peachtree City man was sentenced Dec. 12 to five years in prison for robbing three local convenience stores this summer by pretending to wield a weapon underneath his clothes.

District Attorney Scott Ballard acknowledged that the negotiated plea deal for Clayton Wallace Thomas, 26, of Valley View Drive is lighter than customarily handed down in Fayette County for such a major felony.

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via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/12-25-2013/local-robber-gets-%E2%80%98lighter%E2%80%99-usual-prison-term

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