On Wednesday morning in Carter County Criminal Court Jason D. Stout, 38, 297 Keenburg Road, entered a guilty to the lesser charge of robbery. Judge Lisa Rice sentenced Stout to 9 years and 3 months.
Stout was classified as a multiple offender and must serve 35 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
The robbery took place around noon on Feb. 23, 2017. Store employees told deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department that the robber displayed a gun and demanded to be given oxycodone pills, then fled from the store.
The pharmacist told investigators that the robber stole 1,935 tablets of oxycodone 15 mg.; 1,658 tablets of oxycodone 20 mg. pills and 1,873 pills of oxycodone 30 mg.
Witnesses said the robber got into a maroon SUV with a trash bag over a broken window on the rear passenger side.
A description of the vehicle was sent out by radio and a Bluff City firefighter reported seeing the vehicle in Keenburg. That tip led to Stout’s arrest.
Stout had also been charged with introduction of oxycodone in a penal institution. In Wednesday’s plea agreement, Stout also entered a guilty plea on that charge. Rice sentenced Stout to three years, concurrent with the robbery charge.