The final suspect in two December gas station robberies entered his guilty plea Monday morning.
Kenneth A. Johnson, 18, agreed to a combined 10-year sentence for one count each of facilitation to commit first-degree robbery and complicity to commit first-degree robbery after providing the car for both robberies. Prosecutors offered Johnson the same agreement as his other co-defendants. Should the plea agreements be accepted by Circuit Judge William Jennings, all five will be sentenced to 10 years.
"I just got in with the wrong crowd," Johnson told Jennings Monday morning.
The four co-defendants, 19-year-old Jamie L. Mulligan, 18-year-old Keith Wayne Hall, 19-year-old Stephen W. Day II and 17-year-old Jesse Brandenburg, all pleaded guilty on March 19. Johnson and his attorney, Tim Despotes, decided to resibmit their case to the grand jury, after Jennings mentioned a grand juror possibly being disqualified. Despotes said he wanted the additional time to seek answers to a few questions.