Man sentenced to life for armed robbery
by Amanda Stegall
Jul 07, 2011 | 3670 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Curtis Vincent Garner has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty in May of armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

Garner was sentenced to life plus 50 years and is ordered to obey special conditions that prohibit contact with the victims in the incident.

Garner, along with Charles Edmond Hendrix and Jeffery Eugene Hale, forcefully entered a Sutton Trail residence in the early hours of the morning on June 13, 2010. The men held three people at the home against their will, physically hitting the hostages with a gun and flashlight.

According to the indictment, Garner and his accomplices entered the home with the intention of taking money, jewelry, a television and other property belonging to the homeowner.

Of the 12 charges brought against him, Garner was found not guilty on two of the aggravated assault counts, including one statement that one of the female hostages was beaten with a flashlight.

Garner's accomplices took a plea deal and testified against Garner.

Hale pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary, and Hendrix pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and theft by taking. Each received 15 years to serve, five in prison and the remainder on probation.