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Last suspect pleads guilty in IHOP robbery

Alvin Walker  (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Alvin Walker (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Kendrick Newsome  (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.) Kendrick Newsome (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The man shot during an attempted robbery of a Jonesboro restaurant pleaded guilty Tuesday, closing the case.

According to the Craighead County Prosecutor's Office, Kendrick Newsome pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Newsome was shot during the attempted robbery and was in critical condition for a short time. He was later released and charged.

The other man involved in the attempted robbery, Alvin Walker, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 20 years in prison on July 7.

On October 11, 2010, Jonesboro Police say Walker and Newsome attempted to hold up the IHOP in Jonesboro.  During the robbery attempt, police say, an off duty Arkansas State University Police Officer was eating breakfast and pulled his gun on the suspected robbers. Newsome was shot in the stomach during the robbery attempt he was in critical condition, but was later released and charged.

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