Man sentenced to 8-year term in robbery of Union Mills store Walls ordered to make restitution for damage

June 06, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Littlestown, Pa., man pleaded guilty yesterday to robbing a Union Mills store in January and was sentenced to concurrent 20-year prison terms.

In exchange for the plea, all but eight years were suspended and Dennis Lee Walls Sr., 21, will be placed on five years of supervised parole and probation upon his release, court records showed.

Walls was charged with two counts of robbery in the Jan. 13 holdup because two store clerks were involved, Carroll County State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes said.

Walls also received five-year prison terms for two unrelated auto theft charges. Both auto theft sentences were made concurrent with the armed robbery sentences, according to court records.

Barnes said Walls stole a third car in eastern Baltimore County and used it in the Union Mills General Store robbery, where he threatened clerks with an unloaded pellet gun and sprayed them with a chemical before fleeing with $386.

Police found that car parked outside a Baltimore County hotel and arrested Walls on Jan. 13, the day after the robbery. Walls was convicted in Baltimore County in the third car-theft case, Barnes said. Walls was ordered to make restitution to the store and the car owners in the Carroll County cases. The combined loss and damage amounted to about $7,000, Barnes said.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

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