Man sentenced to 9 year after robbing spree


Urbana – An Urbana man will spend 9 years behind bars after a robbery spree.


Demarvin Thornton, 23, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery. Thornton told the judge his relapse in cocaine was to blame for the robberies.


In June Thornton was charged with one count of aggravated robbery, one count of residential burglary, one count of attempted aggravated robbery and two counts of robbery.


Police say on three different days he robbed people on the streets and in their homes in Champaign area.

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