Tupelo teen sentenced to prison for robberies

Justin Weatherspoon | Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Department

A Tupelo teenager is heading to prison after pleading guilty to two counts of armed robbery.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 3:39 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A Tupelo teenager is heading to prison after pleading guilty to two counts of armed robbery.

Justin Weatherspoon, 18, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and one count auto burglary in Lee County circuit court.

He was 15 years old when he was accused, along with another man, of robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint.

He was later charged with robbing a convenience store on McCullough Boulevard.

The court certified him as an adult following the robberies.

He was sentenced to 10 years for the armed robberies and was given a suspended sentence on the auto burglary.

The judge said Weatherspoon will be credited with the 19 months he spent in the Lee County jail awaiting trial.

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