A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the armed robbery of a grocery store in January 2018.
A Galveston County jury late Tuesday found Carnell Louis Dodson, 48, guilty of one count of aggravated robbery and, after further deliberation, sentenced him to the 35 years in prison, court records show.
Dodson walked into a grocery store in Texas City and tried to steal oxtails, before several employees confronted him, Assistant District Attorney Shawn Connally said.
Dodson refused to return the oxtails and forced his way out of the store by threatening employees with a knife, Connally said.
Investigators later identified Dodson through surveillance video and eyewitnesses, and Dodson later told detectives he took the oxtails but denied using a knife, Connally said.
Dodson will be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence, Connally said.