A Macon man received a sentence that included 10 years to serve in prison as the result of an armed robbery that took place at a local motel. Shedric Lanorris Mims entered a guilty plea in Jones County Superior Court Jan. 3 and received five years for the charge of felony theft by taking and 10 years for a second felony theft by taking charge. The sentences were ordered to run consecutively for a total of 15 years with the first 10 years served in confinement. The remainder of the sentence may be served on probation, and the defendant will get credit for time served since his June 16, 2022, arrest. Mims was indicted on the charges Aug. 1 by a Jones County Grand Jury. A report of the arrest by Jones County Sheriff Department Sgt. William Jackson states that he was dispatched to the motel in reference to the robbery. He said when he arrived, he made contact with the complainant who said he was robbed by a black male with his face covered at gun point at 2 a.m. that morning.
The complainant admitted he had been smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol because of the recent death of his boyfriend. He said he was at the motel to try to get some sleep before returning to his residence. The robbery victim also told the officer the car he was driving belonged to his deceased boyfriend, and it was missing. Jackson said he made contact with the motel owner and was able to watch security footage. He said they were able to see the complainant arrive at 2:32 a.m. and Mims is seen exiting a room, getting into the missing vehicle and leaving about 5:22 a.m.
Source: The Jones County News