A 23-year-old Macon man who robbed another man as he waited for a bus in 2012 was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday.
Jurors found Devarious Tremaine Lockett guilty of armed robbery following a two-day trial in Bibb County Superior Court, said Sandra Matson, a Bibb County prosecutor.
Martin Spivey, 60, was waiting for the 6 a.m. bus that would take him from Rocky Creek Road to his job on Riverside Drive on July 30, 2012, when Lockett robbed him at gunpoint.
Spivey testified Tuesday that a man came up from behind him and demanded his wallet while threatening his life. He said the man was holding a gray backpack with what looked like the barrel of a gun poking out.
Locketts lawyer contended that Spivey told police he wasnt sure he saw a gun and that Lockett was misidentified as the robber.
Matson has said Locketts nephew called police and told them hed seen Lockett with a gun, a gray backpack and an ID with Spiveys name on it. Lockett had been wearing all black clothing as Spivey had described to police.
Lockett was jailed Aug. 7 after he was shot in the hand on Plant Street.
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