Man pleads guilty in Metro PCS robbery, alleged accomplices go to trial
by Shaka S. Lias
Jan 04, 2011 | 3055 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
One of the men in the Metro PCS store robbery gave up his right to a jury trial and pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Bartow County Superior Court.

Corey Mandrill Thompson, 27, received a 40-year sentence. He was ordered by Judge Carey Nelson to serve 20 in prison and the remainder on probation.

Jury selection began Tuesday for Thompson's alleged accomplices Henry Antonio Taylor, 31, and 22-year-old Kristy Nicole Richardson.

According to initial reports from Bartow County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jonathan Rogers, Richardson is suspected of driving Taylor and Thompson to the store located at 110 Merchants Square on July 29, 2010.

Richardson was arrested July 30 and charged with party to a crime of armed robbery.

Thompson, who was Richardson's boyfriend at the time, was also arrested on July 30 and charged with armed robbery and four counts of false imprisonment.

Taylor was arrested a couple days later and charged with armed robbery and four counts of false imprisonment.

For more on the trial and Thompson's plea, pick up Wednesday's issue of The Daily Tribune News.