JACKSON, MI -- A Jackson man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for an armed robbery earlier this year.
Trey Askew, 19, was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 15, by Jackson Circuit Court Judge John McBain to 15 to 30 years in prison for the January armed robbery at the Menard’s department store in Leoni Township.
Askew pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery on July 27, according to court records.
On Jan. 4, 2021, Askew attempted to steal a knife from the store, about a mile east of Jackson, officials said.
When confronted by a store employee, Askew pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the employee’s face, police said, before fleeing the scene.