Man sentenced after robbery in 2011

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 11:06 AM
Last updated 12:04 PM
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A 10-year prison sentence was given Monday to a man linked to a Sonic robbery investigators said was an inside job.

Assistant District Attorney Falin Syms said John Edwin Hawes, 25, slipped into the Sonic on Peach Orchard Road on Jan. 2, 2011 through a door that was normally locked to the public. Hawes, who had a bandana on his face, pointed a gun at the three cashiers counting their cash drawers and demanded the money, Syms said.

One of the “victims” was Hawes’ girlfriend, Ebony Ferrell, who later admitted to hatching the plan with Hawes and unlocking the door, Syms said.

Syms said sheriff’s investigators searched Hawes’ grandmother’s house three weeks later and found one of the money bags from the Sonic robbery and a pistol under a couch cushion.

Hawes was charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Ferrell is charged with the same, but her case has not been resolved.

Hawes pleaded guilty Monday to one count of armed robbery. The 10-year sentence delivered by Superior Court Judge Carl Brown will be followed by five years probation.

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raul
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raul 01/09/12 - 12:11 pm
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Wonder how much time he will

Wonder how much time he will actually do of the ten year sentence?

David Parker
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David Parker 01/09/12 - 12:17 pm
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about 36 months imo

about 36 months imo

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sx4bobby 01/09/12 - 12:25 pm
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Georgia law dictates a

Georgia law dictates a mandatory sentence of a MINIMUM of 10 years WITHOUT the possibility of parole for armed robbery. BY law, a judge cannot sentence anyone to less than 10 years for armed robbery. The parole board, by law, CANNOT parole anyone convicted of armed robbery until they have served a MINIMUM of 10 years.

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David Parker 01/10/12 - 03:23 pm
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7 deadly sin rule indeed.

7 deadly sin rule indeed. The perp was armed so it qualifies. Other than those 7 charges specifically, on average, a third of a sentence is served by the convicted. and that's my final offer ;)

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