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Army deserter who robbed Nashville convenience store sentenced to prison

Nashville police search for armed robbery suspect

Surveillance photos show the man accused of robbing the BP station.
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Surveillance photos show the man accused of robbing the BP station.

A 19-year-old man from Virginia who robbed a gas station in Nashville and turned himself in to police in California has been sentenced 9 years in prison for the armed robbery.

Jordan T. Macbeth pleaded guilty to robbing a BP gas station in Nashville on Jan. 31 and was sentenced in federal court to 9 years. Two years of the sentence is for committing a robbery affecting interstate commerce and seven years was for showing a gun during a crime.

Macbeth had also been wanted for desertion from the U.S. Army when he turned himself in to police in California in early February.

He will also have to pay the gas station $461.79 restitution, according to court officials.

Nashville police said after the robbery that the suspect had stopped for gas at the station at 11724 Illinois 127, near the interchange with Interstate 64, about 25 minutes before coming back to rob the store.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535; @MaryCooleyBND
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