Crime

Moss Point man gets nine years for armed robbery of convenience store

A judge sentenced Robert Arthur Nix to serve every day of a nine year sentence Thursday for the armed robbery of a Pascagoula convenience store.
A judge sentenced Robert Arthur Nix to serve every day of a nine year sentence Thursday for the armed robbery of a Pascagoula convenience store.

A Moss Point man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the armed robbery of a Pascagoula convenience store, officials said.

Judge Robert Krebs also sentenced Robert Arthur Nix II to 11 years of post-release supervision and fined him $1,000 in court costs and ordered him to pay $100 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund. Nix, 21, must also complete long-term alcohol and drug treatment in prison.

He pleaded guilty to armed robbery in circuit court Tuesday.

Pascagoula police arrested him after he robbed the Gas N Save on Sept. 16.

While wearing a "Scream" style mask, Nix showed the cashier a gun in his waistband and demanded cash from the register and safe. He fled with $795, authorities said.

"(Nix) used the threat of violence upon an innocent person to obtain money to feed his addiction to drugs," Assistant D.A. NeShondria Ellerby said. "I hope that this nine-year day-for-day sentence demonstrates to others that they will be held accountable for their violent actions."

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