Gas station robber sentenced to 10 years in prison

News-DemocratApril 24, 2014 

A man convicted of robbing a BP station and assaulting the clerk was sentenced to 10 years in prison in federal court Thursday.

Carvin G. Brooks, 33, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years' supervised release, with a $300 fine and $100 assessment fee.

Brooks robbed the BP station in Cahokia of $300 on Oct. 9, 2013. During the robbery, he punched the female clerk in the head several times, requiring her to receive medical treatment.

Brooks' sentence was double the term recommended, due to Brooks' history of violent crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. In 2003, he beat and robbed a woman, and the next day broke into a home and threatened the resident with a knife. He robbed another person on her front porch later that day.

He was convicted of all three in 2004 and sentenced to 15 years, but was released on parole in 2011.

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