Strickland Pleads Guilty To Robbery, Drug Charges

Monday, September 30, 2013
Roger Glenn Strickland
Roger Glenn Strickland

A man who was arrested for an armed robbery on Rossville Boulevard based on fingerprint evidence pleaded guilty on Monday to robbery and drug charges.

Roger Glenn Strickland was charged with aggravated robbery. He pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of robbery.

He was also charged with selling cocaine. He pleaded guilty to attempted sale of cocaine.

Strickland got four years for the robbery with the first 11 months and 29 days active time and the rest suspended. He got a consecutive three years on the drug case.

He has been in jail almost 11 months.

Strickland, 30, of 1128 Greens Lake Road, has an extensive criminal record, including an armed robbery at the St. Elmo Grocery in 2002 for which he was given an eight-year sentence on probation.

Police said on Sept. 24 at 4:13 a.m. a clerk was robbed at the Sun Shine Food Mart at 4510 Rossville Blvd. The clerk said a black male armed with a long revolver entered the store and struck the barrel of the gun underneath the security glass.

The clerk tried to hold the security glass closed, but the robber grabbed it and was able to force it open.

He shouted, "Give me money. Give me money." He took approximately $500 and fled.

Fingerprints were lifted from the inside and outside of the security window. The prints came back matching those of Strickland.

Police said Strickland "is also the same height and build as the person who entered the store with a gun and demanded money."

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