A Wilmington man was sentenced to more than eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to three armed robberies in 2015.
Jamie Lamont Green, 44, entered guilty pleas Wednesday in New Hanover County Superior Court to charges of three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to District Attorney Ben David.
Green reportedly took money from a woman in the area of Maides Avenue in the early morning hours of April 11, 2015, David said. The woman tried to retrieve her money, but Green pulled out a screwdriver and threatened the victim.
“The victim recognized Green from high school and was able to identify him to police,” David said.
Green was charged in another robbery on July 7, 2015. At about 1 a.m., Green entered a Han-Dee Hugo’s store on Market Street and left with two cases of beer without paying the clerk. The clerk confronted the defendant outside the store, where he pulled out a knife and told the clerk to “come get the beer,” David said.
Later that day, Green reportedly stole 10 sticks of deodorant from a CVS store on Market Street. When confronted by the store clerk, Green threatened the clerk with a screwdriver.
“The clerk at CVS recognized the defendant from previous thefts in the store and was able to identify him through mug shots,” David said. “Green was positively identified in photographic lineups by the two clerks as the robber.”
According to the N.C. Department of Corrections, Green has a long criminal history with several previous felony convictions on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, breaking and entering, and drug charges.
Green was sentenced to 103-136 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections.