Warner Robins man gets 15 years in liquor store robbery

A Warner Robins man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for his part in last year’s armed robbery of Bob’s Package Store in Bonaire, a Houston County prosecutor said.

Brandin Dewayne Humphrey, 23, was sentenced after entering a guilty plea in Superior Court to armed robbery and aggravated assault of the store owner and clerk, Houston County District Attorney Kelly Burke said.

The plea came in the middle of Humphrey’s trial after testimony from store owner Alpesh Patel in which a surveillance video was shown of the armed robbery. The video showed Humphrey, who previously worked at the store as a stocker, taking money out of the store register, the release said.

Humphrey and two other men, Ledal Hogue, 22, and Brandon Judon Rozier, 25, both of Warner Robins, robbed the liquor store April 26, 2007. Hogue, 22, of Warner Robins, was sentenced in November 2007 to 10 years in prison and Rozier in October 2007 to 15 years in prison.

The store clerk, Sandhta Mehta, and Patel were terrorized during the armed robbery, with Rozier pointing a gun at the clerk’s head and dragging her to the back of the store. Rozier also struck Patel in the face with the gun when he realized the store’s safe was empty.

Burke said Humphrey was “the master mind of a poorly executed plan.” Humphrey was inside the store 5 or 6 seconds before he remembered to pull his mask down, the prosecutor said.