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Toy Gun Gets Robber Life in Prison

A Rogers, Arkansas, man was sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of robbing a Dollar General Store. Tracy Wright, 48, was found guilty Thursday night of aggravated robbery and theft of property.

The punishment for aggravated robbery is usually 10 to 40 years or life imprisonment. Wright was charged as a habitual offender, which meant he faced a mandatory life sentence because of previous felony convictions. The store at 1201 South Eighth Street was robbed about 9:26 PM November 11, 2018.

Melissa Morrison, a clerk, told police a man wearing a long blond wig, dark sunglasses, black gloves and a hoodie came into the store and handed her a note, according to a probable cause affidavit. The note said the man had a gun and wanted all the money and told her not to scream, according to the affidavit.

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Morrison said the man lifted up the hoodie to show her a black gun with a brown handle, according to the affidavit. Morrison said she threw the note at the man and ran into the office to call the police, according to the affidavit. The suspect left the store. Bryan Sexton, deputy prosecutor, told jurors Wright robbed the business with a toy gun. Police found the toy in… Democrat Gazette

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