Midland Jury Sentences Man to 20 Years for Convenience Store Theft 2/21/13
February 21, 2013
Midland - A Midland jury has sentenced James Emmitt Wilson to 20 years behind bars on a charge of Theft Over $1,500, less than $20,000.
He was facing a range of 2 to 20 years in prison due to having been convicted before of Aggravated Robbery and felony Riot.
According to the Midland Assistant District Attorney, back on November 6, 2011, Wilson was working alone as a cashier of a convenience store on East Highway 158.
Authorities say Wilson and Jackie Slate stole over $7,000 in cash and coins and took the store's surveillance system as well.
All of the cashier cash drop slips were missing except for Wilson's.
Later that morning, officers found hundreds of dollars in missing quarters inside Wilson and Slate's bedroom inside a Texas Lottery bag that is often found in convenience stores.
The remaining money and recording system were never found.
Slate was previously convicted by a Midland jury for his role in the theft in September, 2012 and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Wilson had previously been convicted of four different felonies, including three aggravated robberies in 1991 and Riot in 1996.