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Robbery suspect pleads, gets 20 years
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Aaron Kirby

One of two Effingham County men arrested for a pair of October 2013 robbery attempts has pled guilty in superior court.

Aaron Kirby pled guilty to one count of aggravated assault for his role in the robberies at the El Cheapo gas station on Long Bridge Road and the Octane convenience store on Highway 80 in Eden. Kirby was sentenced to 20 years, to be served concurrently with an existing prison term, and he was granted credit for time served since Aug. 6, 2014.

Kirby is serving a 10-year sentence for theft by receiving stolen property, and the term began in November 2014.

Kirby was indicted on armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, two counts of second-degree burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a first-offender probationer.

For more, see Wednesday's Herald.