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Sioux City man charged in multiple armed robberies reaches plea agreement

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – A Sioux City man charged with robbing several convenience stores with an assault rifle has reached a plea agreement.

Troy Armell will plead guilty to four counts of second-degree robbery, this according to court documents. A fifth count of the commission of a specified unlawful activity will be dropped.

The four counts will not exceed 10 years each. Court documents say the parties will argue whether the sentences will be concurrent or consecutive. A sentencing date has been set for September 11 in Woodbury County District Court.

Armell is charged in robbing four convenience stores in Sioux City from November 2018 to January 2019.

According to an affidavit filed on May 9, shortly after midnight on Nov. 6, 2018, the Casey General Store, 4301 Stone Ave., was robbed at gunpoint by a suspect with an assault-style rifle.

Eighteen days later on Nov. 24, 2018, the Central Mart at 2501 Floyd Blvd. was robbed at gunpoint by the same person with the same style weapon.

Five days later the same Caseys on Stone Avenue was robbed by the same person on Nov. 29, 2018.

On January 23 of this year the White Oak Station, 2626 Court Street, was robbed by the same person with the same weapon.

Blake Branch

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