Loris man pleads guilty to store robbery, given sentence not to exceed six years

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 20, 2012 

A Loris man pleaded guilty to a robbery charge and was sentenced as a youthful offender to not exceed six years in prison, according to court records.

Tabais Letrey Goodman, 24, of Loris pleaded guilty to possession of less than one gram of meth or cocaine base and strong arm robbery, according to court records. Goodman was sentenced to six days in jail on the drug charge and given credit for the time he’s served since being arrested in January.

On the robbery charge, Goodman was sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act to a sentence not to exceed six years and was recommended for shock incarceration, according to court records.

The robbery charge stemmed from Dec. 13, 2011, when Horry County police were called to Cash USA on U.S. 701 in Loris for a robbery, according to authorities. Three men wearing ski masks went into the business and pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money.

The robbers got more than $1,200 from the business and ran out.

Goodman and Norod Arcane McCullough, 19, were each charged and in March indicted by an Horry County grand jury on robbery charges stemming from the Dec. 13 incident. Charges against McCullough are pending and he remains jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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