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A Georgia man told a court that he committed the two armed robberies to pay for school, before he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday.
In addition to the prison time, Javar Rashard Haywood, 28, will also serve 15 years of probation for a Fourth of July robbery spree last year.
One of the crimes happened at a Chevron gas station in Macon, where an employee was injured after he was shot by a bullet-proof glass, and The Macon Telegraph.
Javar Rashard Haywood, 28, is said to have told the court that he committed the two armed robberies to get money to get his GED diploma, at his sentencing in a Georgia court on Monday.
(Bibb County Jail)
The other robbery occurred at the Waffle House where Haywood netted to $200, prosecutors said. He told me that he needed the money to get his GED diploma.
The prosecutor said the Hatwoof to jump over the counter and held up as a waitress at gunpoint. Judge Howard Z. simms asked Haywood what a GED cost.
“Two hundred (dollars),” Haywood answered. “If you do not have any financial support.”
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“Maybe you should have put in a request to the Waffle House instead of going to rob it,” Simms said.
Prosecutor Sandra Matson said she “could only assume that it is the drugs, if any, played a role in this. However, he thought that he could just go out into our city to commit an armed robbery. So, he deserves every day that he will get it.”