Tuesday, 29 August 2017 09:36

Pair Sentenced for Robbery, Attempted Robbery

Aug. 28, 2017 – Two men have been sentenced to more than seven years in prison with no parole for robbing a Whitehaven High School student near the school and trying to rob another young man in a restroom stall at Southland Mall, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Monday.
Both incidents involving defendants Cedric Anderson, 19, and Lonzell Hunter, 21, occurred in 2014. Anderson also pled guilty to an aggravated burglary that occurred on Dec. 12, 2014, and has pending charges stemming from a disturbance in January in the Shelby County Jail.
Anderson and Hunter were convicted in June of robbing a Whitehaven student of his cell phone and headphones on Dec. 17, 2014, as the student was headed to a Teen Achievers event.
Both pled guilty this week to the attempted robbery of a 17-year-old student on Nov. 12, 2014, in a restroom at Southland Mall where Anderson tried to take his cell phone while Hunter acted as the lookout.
The cases were handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Charles “Bo” Summers.