Man Sentenced, as a Career Offender, to 30 Years in Prison for 2010 Convenience Store Armed Robbery
Jerry Crawford, Jr. a.k.a. Jerry Fenner, 28, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a 2010 convenience store armed robbery.
The punishment was handed down today in Madison Circuit Court Division I, following a sentencing hearing. Crawford's prior criminal record allowed the judge to impose the maximum sentence. Crawford is considered a career offender. He will be eligible for parole after serving 85 percent of his sentence.
Following an Oct. 3 trial, a jury found Crawford guilty of aggravated robbery and imposed a $25,000 fine. Around 2:40 a.m. on Nov. 6, 2010, an unidentified entered the Circle K at 1831 U.S. 45 By-Pass. He handed the store clerk a note, which indicated that he had a gun and wanted money. The clerk met his demands and gave him cash money. He left the business on foot. Jackson police investigators developed Crawford as a suspect.
Forensic evidence linked him to the crime. He was arrested in August 2011.
Crawford has pending charges in Crockett County for solicitation to file a false police report in connection with this case. Crawford's 30-year-sentence is consecutive to a four-year-sentence, which he is currently serving for a statutory rape conviction out of Crockett County.
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