PARKERSBURG - A sentence of three years probation was handed down Thursday for a Wood County man who pleaded guilty to a 2011 robbery of a convenience store.
Joshua Allen Cale, 22, 6417 Pike St., Mineral Wells, was sentenced after his Sept. 7, 2011 guilty plea to a first-degree robbery charge. Cale completed the youthful offender program at the Anthony Center.
He was sentenced by Wood County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Reed to 15 years in prison with credit for 627 days served, suspended for three years probation.
According to court records, on Jan. 3, 2011 Cale drove his car to the Pike Street Speedway and parked on a side street. He removed a silver paring knife from the car, palmed it against his right hand and walked into the store. He went to the far left cash register.
Cale showed the blunt end of the knife to the clerk and told her to empty the register, police said. He then placed the money in his jeans, went to his car and pulled on to Pike Street and headed north.
A witness parked in front of the store saw him leave the parking lot, followed his car and called 911, informing dispatchers of Cale's location. He was stopped at the intersection of Pike Street and Rayon Drive by Parkersburg Police. Police took $340 from his pocket and the knife he used was found in the side parking lot where he had parked his car, officials said.
In another hearing:
* Jared Michael Adkins, 20, 2304 Broad St., Parkersburg, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to charges of burglary and petit larceny as charged by the May 2012 grand jury. Judge Robert Waters set sentencing for 1 p.m. Nov. 28.