WILMINGTON -- One of the men suspected of robbing a UNCW student of two PlayStations plead guilty in court Wednesday. The plea deal comes almost five months after Ryan Mills's arrest. Mills plead guilty Wednesday to one count of felony common law robbery. Mills along with Braden Riley and Peyton Strickland were the suspects in a November 17 robbery. Strickland was killed by former New Hanover County Deputy Chris Long December 1 as he tried to serve arrest and search warrants at Strickland's home. Wednesday in court Mills's attorney told the judge Mills was not responsible for assaulting UNCW student Justin Raines during the robbery, that Peyton Strickland beat Raines. However, according to the prosecutor, Raines said Mills was the one who hit him. He was sentenced to 24 hours behind bars and three years probation. Along with probation and day in jail, Mills also has to pay up to $1,000 in counseling for Justin Raines. He also has to testify in court if Braden Riley goes to trial. Raines still has not gotten his PlayStation 3s back. They are being held by the SBI for evidence.
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