Milledgeville robber gets 17-year prison sentence

A 23-year-old Milledeville man has been sentenced to serve 17 years in prison and another 23 on probation in connection with a robbery and attempted armed robbery at a Milledgeville convenience store.

Jarvis Reeves pleaded guilty to armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault Friday in Baldwin County Superior Court, said District Attorney Fred Bright.

Reeves entered the J and P Food Store, 2610 Irwinton Road, on Aug. 29, 2008, and forced the clerk to the floor at gunpoint while he robbed the store, Bright said. He took a large quantity of change from the store and was caught while trying to convert the change to bills at a Piggly Wiggly grocery store later that day, Bright said.

While released on bond, Reeves returned to the store on Oct. 28, 2009, with another man. Wearing Halloween masks, the two men attempted to rob the store at gunpoint, Bright said.

But the clerk yelled and another employee ran at them yelling. The men left without taking anything, Bright said.