Convicted felon sentenced for armed robbery of Wilmington stores

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Jeremy Turner (Photo: New Hanover Co. District Attorney's Office)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County man is headed to prison after he committed multiple armed robberies.

Jeremy Turner, 30, plead guilty to three armed robberies and possession of a firearm by a felon in court Thursday. He was sentenced to at least eight years in prison.

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On May 9-10, 2016, Turner pawned stolen firearms at Pawn South and Brothers In Arms Pawn. At the time, Turner was a convicted felon with a prior conviction for felony breaking and entering.

On November 14, 2016, Turner robbed two CVS’s located at 3302 Market Street and 4600 Oleander Drive) and a Scotchman Store located at 901 South Third Street) threatening cashiers with a knife and taking money out of the cash register. The Wilmington Police Department was able to identify Turner and his vehicle through the store’s surveillance video, and apprehended him at his Grandmother’s home in Leland.

Turner’s other prior convictions include DWI’s and Burglary.