A Caldwell County man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for a pair of Burke County robberies more than two years ago.
Edwin Lashone Hood, 35, of Lenoir, was convicted this week in Burke County Superior Court on two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, common law robbery, three counts of second-degree kidnapping, and habitual felon status.
Hood was sentenced by Judge Eric Levinson to between six years four months and eight years five months in prison. Hood has several previous felony convictions, according to state prison records.
Hood was charged in attempted robberies that took place Jan. 7, 2011, at a service station near Morganton; and Jan. 20 at the Shop and Save store on West Union Street in Morganton.
In the first case, police said the bandit came into the station wearing a Spider Man mask and pointing a gun at the clerk. In the Jan. 20 robbery attempt, a man pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. However, when a customer entered the store, the bandit was distracted, and the clerk pulled the gun away. The suspect ran off.
Morganton police arrested Hood soon afterward.
No injuries were reported in either case.
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