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Armed Robber Sentenced to 12 Years

Cory Juwan Baker

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – A Tupelo man is sentenced to 12 years behind bars.

Cory Juwan Baker pleaded guilty in August to robbing the M & F Bank in September 2011.

He pleaded guilty to bank robbery by force and use of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime.

He faced up to 32 years behind bars.

He was originally charged with a third crime of unlawful transport of firearms, but was offered a plea deal.

Baker must also serve 5 years probation once he’s released from prison.