Teen pleads guilty in robbery, sentenced to 20 years

Trial Gavel Sentence

A 19-year-old accepted a plea deal Wednesday and will serve 20 years in prison for his role in the 2019 armed robbery of the Wendy’s on 15th Street in Tuscaloosa.

Terrance Leroy Wilson pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and unrelated charges of second-degree assault and first-degree receiving stolen property.

He was one of two men accused of ambushing a restaurant employee outside the building at 4 a.m. on June 28, 2019.

The men, who were both masked, followed the employee into the store. One of them fired a shot that struck the building as they ran inside before pointing the handgun at a worker who was inside. The employees ran to safety, but one of the robbers took a cash drawer from the office that contained $250.

“Investigators worked diligently to locate video, track down evidence and find witnesses who provided good information about the suspects and their movements before and after the robbery,” said Capt. Kip Hart, commander of TPD’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court Judge Hon. James H. Roberts Jr. accepted a plea agreement reached between Wilson and the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office.

Wilson will serve 20 years with the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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