WACO (May 15, 2013)--A 54th State District Court jury sentenced a local man to life in prison Wednesday after earlier taking less than five minutes to find him guilty of aggravated robbery in a March 2012 holdup at a Skinny's store.
Judge Matt Johnson pronounced Lowell Quincy Green's sentence just before 2 p.m.
Green, 48, was found guilty of the March 24, 2012 aggravated robbery of the Skinny's store in the 4200 block of West Waco Drive, during which testimony showed he used a handgun.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the robbery was reported at about 4 p.m. by a clerk at the store who said a man walked into the business, pulled a handgun from his waistband and demanded cigarettes and money.
The robber also took the keys to the clerk's pickup truck, which was parked outside the store.
The robber tried to leave in the truck but because he was not able to drive a standard-shift vehicle, he returned to the store and at gunpoint demanded that the clerk go outside and put the pick up into reverse gear.
The clerk complied and the robber jumped back in the truck and escaped eastbound on Waco Drive, the police report said.
Detectives were able to identify a suspect in the robbery and obtained a warrant for Green, who was arrested at a later time, Swanton said.