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Armed Oak Harbor convenience store robber sentenced

By JESSIE STENSLAND
Whidbey News-Times Co-editor
October 13, 2012 · Updated 3:47 PM
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A 19-year-old Oak Harbor man who robbed the DK Market in Oak Harbor at gunpoint last February was sentenced to prison this week.

Chance Gill pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery last month. On Monday, Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock sentenced him to three years in prison, which was the sentence recommendation the prosecution and defense worked out in a plea bargain.

Gill robbed the convenience store on Feb. 15. He wore a hooded sweatshirt and white-rimmed sunglasses and was armed with a handgun. He got away with cash, a carton of cigarettes and a Monster energy drink.

The Oak Harbor Police released a photo of Gill taken from the store’s security camera.

Gill was arrested a couple of weeks later after his mother told police that she had found a gun, sunglasses and a backpack that she believed connected her son with the robbery.

Gill bailed out of jail, but then allegedly got into more trouble by violating the conditions of his release.

On April 21, Oak Harbor police responded to a report of an underage male at the Element. The bouncers said another man let Gill into the nightclub through a side door. The employees caught Gill and got a copy of his ID before escorting him out. Gill allegedly threatened to return “with heat” and “smoke” the bouncers. He pointed his finger at the employees and gestured like he was shooting a gun, according to a police report on the incident.

Gill was again taken into custody and the judge increased his bail to $200,000.

 

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