Alan Lamonte Logan, 56, of Conover, was given an active prison sentence of seven to 10 years following his conviction for common law robbery, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and admission of his status as a habitual felon.
The Honorable Gregory R. Hayes, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, imposed the prison term for Logan, after he pleaded guilty to the crimes during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
The defendant will be incarcerated for his prison sentence in the custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.
Logan’s sentence was enhanced by his prior felony convictions for possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance (November 1985), larceny after breaking/entering (April 1988) and larceny after breaking/entering (September 1993), all in Buncombe County.
In the early-morning hours of July 9, 2015, Logan approached a man at the gas pump of a convenience store holding a hand in his pocket like a gun. He pulled the man from the vehicle and drove away.
A short time later, he went to another convenience store, demanding money from a clerk and vendor. When they refused, Logan assaulted one of the men with a flashlight, and he attacked a taxi driver in the parking lot as he left the store, though she fought him off.
The defendant went to a third store, demanding money and cigarettes from the clerk. He got away with cash, cigarettes and lighters before officers from Hickory Police Department pursued him from the scene. After a brief chase, he crashed the vehicle and was later apprehended.
Kim Craig handled the investigation for Hickory Police Department. Assistant District Attorney Sean Baetjer prosecuted the case for the State.
CONTACT: Nathan Key