Evansville Man Convicted Following Crime Spree

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An Evansville man has been convicted following a three-day trial for a string of crimes involving robbery, burglary, and criminal confinement.

In January, authorities responded to a holdup in the 1600 block of Allens Lane after victims alleged two suspects ordered them out of their vehicle and stole personal items.

After responding to a burglary in the 13000 block of St. Wendel Road, authorities used surveillance footage to identify one of the two men, Gary Whittington Jr.

On Wednesday afternoon, Whittington Jr. was convicted of:

  • Three counts of robbery
  • Three counts of criminal confinement
  • Burglary
  • Theft of a firearm
  • Auto theft

We are told Whittington Jr. also pled guilty to a Habitual Offender Enhancement for having at least two prior unrelated felony convictions.

Authorities say Whittington Jr. could face up to 32 years behind bars. 

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