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Man convicted of robberies gets more prison time

December 04, 2003|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man already serving 81/2 to 35 years for armed robbery had another seven to 15 years added on Wednesday in Franklin County Court when he was sentenced for another holdup.

Corey L. Williams, 21, formerly of 412 Linden Ave., was sentenced by Judge Douglas W. Herman on charges of robbery, terroristic threats, carrying a firearm without a license and three counts of simple assault, according to court records.

Williams was convicted in an Oct. 23 jury trial of an armed robbery at Getty Mart at 4188 Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas, Pa., on Jan. 30, 2002.

Pennsylvania State Police said Williams was the masked gunman who entered the store, fired a handgun into the counter and ordered the three customers to the floor before fleeing with $282.

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Earlier this year, Williams was convicted and sentenced for his role in the March 3, 2002, holdup of the 7-Eleven store at 11374 Buchanan Trail East, Rouzerville, Pa., according to court records.

Williams and an accomplice were arrested in Waynesboro, Pa., minutes after the 7-Eleven robbery. In that case, two masked men, one of them armed with a gun, used duct tape to tie up a couple working in the store.

At the trial for the Getty Mart holdup, a state police ballistics expert testified that the bullet taken from the counter at Getty Mart was fired from the handgun found with Williams when he was arrested in the 7-Eleven robbery.

The owner of the gun testified at both of Williams' robbery trials that he had reported the gun missing from his Quincy Township home in December 2001. The man's daughter testified at both trials that Williams had spent the night at the house in late November or early December of that year, according to court records.

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