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June 16th, 2010
San Marcos robber sentenced to 55 years


An Austin man was sentenced to 55 years in prison for an aggravated robbery against an 83-year-old convenience store clerk, the Hays County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.

Ronald Glenn Boston Jr., 29, was sentenced by a Hays County jury for the offense in which Boston and Jacob Hemphill, 23, robbed the 83 year old in the 1500 block of Aquarena Springs Drive in San Marcos on October 11, 2008, officials say.

Boston and Hemphill entered the store, held the clerk at bay with a handgun, and removed approximately $200 from the cash register, officials say.

A store surveillance video captured images of the vehicle the two used when they fled the scene. A subsequent investigation tied that vehicle to two other aggravated robberies committed in Austin. Boston and Hemphill were arrested by the Austin Police Department, at which time Boston was observed placing a rifle used in the robberies in the trunk of the car, officials say.

District Judge Bill Henry ordered that the 55-year sentence run consecutively with a 10-year sentence Boston is serving out of Travis County. Boston, who had six prior felony convictions, must serve one-half of the sentence before being eligible for parole, the district attorney’s office says.

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