Circuit County Judge Michelle Childs sentenced Richard Kough to 16 years in prison Thursday for a 2008 armed robbery in Columbia.
A Richland County jury deliberated five hours before returning the guilty verdict.
Kough was convicted of the July armed robbery of the Exxon gas station at Gervais and Harden streets in July 2008.
According to trial testimony, Kough robbed a clerk of money at knifepoint and then fled to a boarding house on Pine Street. He was apprehended moments later.
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The 5th Circuit Solicitor's office prosecuted the case.
- By John Monk