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Getaway driver gets 15-years in prison

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- A Kankakee man was sentenced to 15-years in federal prison for the July 2016 armed robbery of a Sprint Store, on North Prospect, in Champaign.

29-year old Randy Williams was also ordered to pay more than $32,000 in restitution to the business.

Williams was indicted in September 2017 and convicted in June 2018 for his role as the getaway driver in the armed hold-up.

Authorities say five robbers traveled to the area and held four people at gunpoint while the store was robbed of its cellphones. Victims were bound at the wrist and ankle with zip-ties.

Evidence presented at trial stated Williams waited in the getaway vehicle while Thomas James and Andre Nunn went into the store.

In December, James was sentenced to 19-years in prison for his role in this robbery as well as one of a Circle K, in Kankakee, in August 2016.

Another co-defendant, Jaevontae Williams was sentenced to seven years. Randy and Jaevontae are cousins. Nunn is scheduled to be sentenced in November. A fifth co-defendant was not named in the release. 


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