Alorton man sentenced to 27 years in prison for armed robbery

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM

MADISON COUNTY, Il. (KMOV.com) – A 21-year-old Alorton resident was sentenced to 27 years in prison after he was found guilty on three counts stemming from an armed robbery incident.

Henry Chambers was accused of robbing a man and attempting to rob another while armed with a handgun along with two other accomplices in November of 2010.  The three men then fled the scene in a vehicle believed to have been stolen in Granite City and led police on a high-speed pursuit for several miles.
 
At one point, the speed of the chase exceeded 95 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone before the vehicle ultimately crashed while attempting to get on Interstate 55/70.  Chambers fled but was later caught hiding in a portable toilet at the Pilot Truck Station in Madison.

Chambers was convicted of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer on October 2.  The sentences for each crime will run concurrent.

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