Man to serve 15 years for armed robbery in Harrison County

rfitzgerald@sunherald.comJuly 14, 2014 


GULFPORT -- A judge has ordered Timothy Webb Jr. to serve 15 years in prison, day for day, for an armed robbery that occurred during the burglary of a man's mobile home.

Webb, 28, of Gulfport, pleaded guilty Monday in Harrison County Circuit Court.

Judge Roger Clark sentenced Webb to 25 years and suspended 10 years, leaving 15 to serve without eligibility for early release. Clark also ordered five years of post-release supervision.

Had the case gone to trial, the state was prepared to prove Webb and two others went to a mobile home to commit burglary and were inside when the resident returned home, Assistant District Attorney Crosby Parker said.

Webb and his co-defendants hid and then pulled a gun on the man and took some of his cash.

The man fought back, Parker said, and called 911 as the defendants ran out and drove off. During a brief pursuit, Webb jumped out of the vehicle and ran. Harrison County deputies and a K-9 unit found him hiding in the woods.

The victim reported the crime to the Harrison County Sheriff's Office on May 18, 2013.

As part of Webb's plea, he is required to testify in the trials of his co-defendants, Parker said.

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