Armed Cellphone Thief Sentenced to 15 Years

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A Greenville man received a 15-year prison sentence after admitting that he entered a Lyman-area home and stole a cell phone at gunpoint.

Allic Andro Singleton, 44, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to armed robbery. The crime occurred March 3, 2018 at a Lyman Lodge Road home. The victim reported that a man wearing a black bandana forced entry through a sliding door. The suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and fled the area in a Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputies used the victim’s stolen cell phone to track the fleeing car to the southbound lane of I-85. State police stopped the car North Pleasantburg Drive near Mallory Drive and identified Singleton as the driver. The stolen cell phone and the bandana worn during the robbery were found in Singleton’s car. 

Singleton will serve 85 percent of Circuit Judge Mark Hayes’ prison sentence before he is eligible for released. His prior criminal record included multiple convictions for drug offenses.

Assistant Solicitor Eddie Hunter prosecuted the case.