Champaign man pleads guilty to aggravated robbery, receives 15 years

Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 6:32 pm    

Forty-two-year-old Champaign County resident Terry Leece was sentenced to 15 years in prison on March 9 by Coles County Circuit Judge Teresa Righter after pleading guilty to charges of aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery, the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier reported.

Leece, who lives in St. Joseph, robbed a Walgreens and attempted to rob a CVS Pharmacy on the same morning in 2012.

His admission of guilt in January was the second time he pleaded guilty; he first did so last June, but he was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea without objection when it was learned two months later that he received incorrect information about the sentence he would be facing should he decide to plead guilty.

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