Man pleads guilty to taking $119k in armored truck robbery - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man pleads guilty to taking $119k in armored truck robbery

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man pleaded guilty to robbing an armored truck in August 2016.

According to U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III, James Lacey Jr. pepper sprayed and robbed the driver of a Dunbar Armored truck parked on Summer Avenue.

The truck's driver saw Lacey taking money and fired a shot at him, hitting him on the right side of his body. After he was shot, Lacey ran away with a bag containing almost $119,000, got into a black Jeep Liberty and drove away.

A Crime Stoppers tip led investigators to charge Lacey in the robbery. He pleaded guilty Monday.

Lacey faces up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. He will be sentenced on May 12, 2017.

Copyright 2017 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly