Two sentenced to federal prison in 2018 robbery spree

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 14:48:14-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two men responsible for a Middle Tennessee crime spree in 2018 have been sentenced to federal prison.

The Department of Justice said 45-year-old Dewayne Halfacre was sentenced to 19.3 years in prison. In June, 54-year-old Timothy Howell received a 13-year sentence.

Both pleaded guilty to robbery charges back in February.

Investigators said in 2017, the pair robbed four convenience stores and robbed an 81-year-old woman in Clarksville. Officials said they were responsible for other robberies in the area, including the Almaville Market robbery in January 2018.

By the end of the month, both had been taken into custody.

Later that year, Halfacre and another inmate at the Rutherford County Detention Facility escapedafter they overpowered a guard and climbed over a fence. They were later taken into custody near U.S. Highway 41/70.