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Man faces mandatory life sentence in robbery of a Subway restaurant in Jacksonville

4:40 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
Charles Culp (Photo: Florida State Attorney' Office)
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man was convicted Tuesday on two counts of armed robbery and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Charles Jerome Culp, 23, and a co-defendant held up the Subway restaurant on Parental Home Road in February of 2011, according to a news release from Jackelyn Barnard of the State Attorney's Office.

Culp and his alleged accomplice were wearing bandanas and were armed when they walked into the restaurant.

The two forced customers to the floor and stole money from customers as well as the business, Barnard said.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office apprehended both of them several minutes later.

Barnard said that Culp's alleged accomplice, Cleona Houandtroutman, has been charged with one count of armed robbery and her trial date is pending.

Culp was previously convicted for armed robbery in 2007 and is also charged in two unrelated armed robbery cases.

Culp now faces mandatory life in prison and will be sentenced the week of March 18.

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