Sikeston man sentenced to nearly 5 years for robbing Dollar General

Sikeston man sentenced to nearly 5 years for robbing Dollar General
Kerr admitted to robbing the store in July 2018 (Source: DPS)

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston, Missouri man has been sentenced to prison after admitting to robbing a Dollar General store on July 16.

Joshua Kerr, 40, was sentenced on Thursday, Feb. 13 to 57 months in prison on robbery, carjacking and possession of ammunition by a felon.

He appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. in the Eastern District Court of Mo.

Kerr admitted that on July 16, he went to the Sikeston Dollar General Store wearing a mask as a worker unlocked the front door to get the store’s deposit. The victim tried to shut the door, but Kerr managed to open it and enter the building behind her.

Kerr was carrying a BB pistol that looked like a real handgun.

Kerr entered the store and demanded the store’s cash. The employee gave him money from three cash registers and the change refund bag. Kerr then took the victim’s vehicle and left the store with the cash.

Kerr was arrested at a warehouse building in Sikeston and found he had several rounds of ammunition.

Kerr had been previously convicted of distribution of a controlled substance in New Madrid County and possession of a controlled substance in Stoddard County.

This case was investigated by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.

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