The Zearing man who pleaded guilty to robbing a Nevada convenience store at gunpoint in May was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday, according to Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds.
Samual Alexander Blatcher, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery at a hearing Oct. 2. He was originally arrested May 19 and charged with first-degree robbery (Class B felony), and three counts of forgery (Class D felony).
According to Nevada police, Blatcher entered the Kum & Go at 731 Lincoln Highway about 2 a.m. May 14, and pointed a gun at the clerk. Police said Blatcher left the store with an unknown amount of cash.
Nevada police said that during the investigation, a warrant was filed for Blatcher’s arrest, and evidence was recovered from his residence.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
According to Reynolds, her office felt the sentence was fair given that both the prosecution and defense recommended a 10-year prison sentence, with a mandatory minimum of five years.
”We agree that the severity of the offense in this matter required prison by Mr. Blatcher,” Reynolds said.