Two Augusta men convicted of committing armed robberies have each been sentenced to life in prison.
A Richmond County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted Derrell L. McNair, 20, and Andrew L. Dunn, 18, for armed holdups in spring 2012. One of their victims, Saxon Washington, was killed in a house fire about four months later.
The robberies, from March 25 to April 8, 2012, ended with McNair’s and Dunn’s arrests after Dunn was shot fleeing the scene of the last robbery on Watkins Street.
McNair had been out of prison for one month before the robberies began. He was paroled on a 10-year prison sentence imposed in 2008 for burglary. In that case, he was a juvenile when he was arrested with father and son Clarence and Jordash Tanksley after a burglary led to a shootout with a store owner. The Tanksleys were convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to life in prison.
Judge J. Wade Padgett sentenced McNair to four life terms plus 20 years. He sentenced Dunn to five life terms plus 25 years.