BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison in a spate of armed robberies over a 10-day period last year.

Twenty-one-year-old Joshua Payne of Mount Airy was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. Payne had pleaded guilty to robbery and firearm charges as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Prosecutors say that between Nov. 27 and Dec. 1 last year, Payne pointed a gun at gas station cashiers in Mount Airy, Eldersburg and Lisbon, stealing hundreds of dollars from the registers. On Dec. 6, prosecutors say Payne returned to the Mount Airy Shell gas station and threatened the cashier with a long kitchen knife, stealing nearly $700.

And on Nov. 29, prosecutors say Payne admitted to an armed carjacking.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE