A man who held up gas stations in Richmond and Columbia counties pleaded guilty Monday to armed robbery and weapon charges.
Khatrell Harris, 22, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to the Feb. 7 holdup at a BP station on Gordon Highway and a Feb. 9 robbery at Fuel Express on Jimmie Dyess Parkway.
At the time of the crimes, Harris was on probation for burglary and theft convictions.
Judge Michael N. Annis sentenced Harris to 17 years in prison, followed by 13 years on probation. The judge accepted a plea deal that dismissed other charges, including aggravated assault and another armed robbery charge.