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Mother sent to prison for armed robbery
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A young mother who went on a robbery spree will serve 15 years with no parole for her armed heist of a check cashing business in McMinnville.The woman, Patricia Johnson East, 23, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of robbery. She accepted a 15-year sentence to be served in the women’s state penitentiary with no chance of parole. That sentence will be served at the same time as sentences for similar heists in surrounding counties.Her robbery spree ended when she hit Cash and Dash on Chancery Street, robbing the establishment at gunpoint in broad daylight before fleeing in her vehicle in the direction of DeKalb County.