19-year-old sentenced to prison in mugging

An Augusta teen who wielded a BB gun during a neighbor’s mugging pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of robbery.

The reduction means Darius L. Morgan, 19, will be eligible for parole during his 10-year sentence. Morgan, who pleaded guilty in Rich­mond County Superior Court, will serve 10 years on probation after his release.

Morgan and 15-year-old Naquan D. Cox were indicted on armed robbery charges in the May 24 attack on a young man.

The charge is still pending against Cox. Parole isn’t possible on armed robbery convictions, which carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years.

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