A man from Galena is sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a robbery at a Branson convenience store.
Twenty-seven year old Steven Youngblood entered an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to first degree robbery and armed criminal action, capping his sentence at 25 years. The Taney County prosecuting attorney says Youngblood was given the maximum sentence under that agreement after declining an offer of a pre-sentencing report.
Last December, Youngblood allegedly placed a black revolver on the counter of a convenience store, demanded all the money in the register and fled. He was located in Reeds Spring several days later, and led detectives to the weapon used in the robbery, which turned out to be a BB pistol.