ELIZABETHTON — A Carter County jury has found James Tennessee Vance guilty of two counts of aggravated robbery during a trial held on Wednesday.
The jury fined Vance $5,000 on each charge. A sentencing hearing will be held later.
Vance, 20, 206 Mosier Road, Johnson City, was convicted of two armed robberies of the Quick Stop Market, 2404 W. Elk Ave. The first robbery was around 2:20 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2009, and the second robbery was around 5:20 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2009. In both instances the robber entered the store, brandished a pistol and demanded cash from the clerk.
In the second robbery the man went behind the store counter and pointed the gun at the clerk while she took the money from the cash register and gave it to him.
Following the robberies, the man fled from the store on foot.
Vance also was charged in two robberies of a Roadrunner convenience store at 408 N. Broadway St., Johnson City, which were robbed on Nov. 28, 2009, and again on Jan. 17, 2010.
Vance was arrested by the Johnson City Police Department immediately after the Jan. 17 robbery.