JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the attorney general's office
A Jackson resident has been sentenced to prison for simple robbery and receiving stolen property, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Larry Ray, 19, of Jackson, appeared before Hinds County Circuit Court Judge William Gowan Friday to face charges related to two separate armed robberies. Ray pleaded guilty to two counts of simple robbery and one count of receiving stolen property. For this crime, Judge Gowan sentenced Ray to 15 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 10 years to serve, five years suspended and five years of post-release supervision. Ray was also sentenced in that case to 10 years for receiving stolen property. He was ordered to pay $500 to the Mississippi Crime Victims Compensation Fund. Ray admitted in court that he and two co-defendants robbed two female victims at gunpoint at a Jackson apartment complex.
Ray also plead guilty in court to another simple robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five years suspended. In this case, Ray admitted he observed the victim placing money in their pocket while leaving a Dairy Queen in Jackson and grabbed the victim's jacket from behind and reached into the victim's front pocket and removed the cash that had been placed there.
The sentences are to run concurrent meaning Ray will serve a total of 10 years in prison. If the defendant fails to comply with the terms and conditions of his sentence he could potentially face 40 years behind bars .