Plea in robbery brings probation
URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted robbing a convenience store clerk earlier this year has been sentenced to 30 months of probation.
Christopher Wilson, 19, who listed an address in the 1600 block of West Bradley Avenue, pleaded guilty before Judge Tom Difanis on Monday to robbery, admitting that on Jan. 6, he took money from a clerk at the Circle K, 1101 N. Prospect Ave., C.
A more serious charge of armed robbery alleging he displayed a handgun was dismissed. Another charge alleging he had a gun that was defaced — the serial number was filed off — was also dismissed.
Wilson was also sentenced to 135 days in jail but given credit for time already served.
Court records show that Wilson had a driving under the influence conviction and a city ordinance violation for theft.