15-year sentence in station robbery

A Greenwood man who robbed a gas station was sentenced to a longer prison term because he cut the clerk with a knife, requiring stitches.

Ronald Pecina, 24, pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison under an agreement with the prosecutor.

The agreement carried a longer prison sentence because of how he attacked the clerk during the robbery of the Murphy Oil gas station next to Walmart in Greenwood, Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper said. Typically robbers only display a weapon to scare a worker or homeowner into handing over money or items, he said.

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