TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Chesterton man found guilty of armed robbery of a Village Pantry in Lafayette was sentenced to nine years on Wednesday.
Court documents say at around 12:30 am on Aug. 16, officers investigated a robbery complaint at the Village Pantry on Schuyler Avenue.
The clerk stated said two males wearing bandannas entered the store and demanded money. One of the men had a handgun pointed at the clerk.
The two left the store after receiving money from the cash drawer and the clerk called 911.
An officer responding to the crime spotted what he believed to be the car the men left the store in. He attempted to stop the vehicle but it drove into a ditch. Three males then got out and fled the scene on foot, but they were not located.
A check of the license plate on the car turned up an alert from Porter County for 17-year-old Conor Scott who was later found at a local residence.
Scott pleaded guilty of the following charges on Nov. 29:
• Armed robbery
• Pointing a firearm
• Carrying without a license
Scott has been sentenced to a total of nine years with five and a half years being served in prison and three and a half years on supervised probation.