A Lexington man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday on federal charges stemming from two armed robberies in 2008.
Christopher Guy Rogers, 26, crossed county lines to commit the robberies, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Lexington.
In June 2008, Rogers and another man tried to rob drug dealers in Madison County, leaving one man shot by Rogers' accomplice; Rogers admitted he helped rob Florence Market in Lexington less than one month later, and he used a firearm in that robbery as well, the release said.
Rogers faced a minimum sentence of 25 years for using a gun in the robberies. Under federal law, he must serve 85 percent of his sentence and five years of probation upon release.
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