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AR man gets life sentence for aggravated robbery

Roosevelt Rashun Coleman (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction via Vinelink) Roosevelt Rashun Coleman (Source: Arkansas Dept. of Correction via Vinelink)
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Crittenden County man will spend the rest of his life in prison following a jury's conviction.

Scott Ellington, Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announced Thursday Roosevelt Rashun Coleman, 24, was convicted of aggravated robbery by a jury Wednesday.

Coleman was sentenced to life in prison in the Arkansas Department of Correction.

He was sentenced as a "habitual violent offender, having been convicted of residential burglary on two previous occasions," according to Ellington's news release.

Coleman reportedly went to the Dollar General on the I-55 Service Road in Marion on the night of September 14, 2015.

He held an assistant manager at gunpoint, pushed her to the register and demanded money.

The employee gave him the money, and he hit her on the head with the butt end of the gun, according to the release.

The blow resulted in a "significant injury" and the woman was taken to a local hospital.

Coleman then ran from the store.

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