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Posted: Thursday, 29 May 2014 5:10PM

Country Boy Store Robber Sentenced

The man who robbed the Country Boy Store and attacked it's owner with a tomahawk has been sentenced to 42 years in prison. William Fields appeared in Christian Circuit Court Wednesday for formal sentencing for the attempted murder of Gant Golladay, the robbery of the Country Boy Store, and other charges. Court records say Circuit Judge Andrew Self agreed with the jury recommendation of 42 years.

After pleading guilty to the crimes previously, in February Fields submitted to a penalty phase jury trial in which the jury heard evidence and ruled on a sentence. Jurors watched video of Fields admitting to the crime and his plan to rob a car lot in Hopkinsville killing everyone there and then robbing a bank in Tennessee. In addition to the crimes, Fields admitted to disturbing thoughts of killing others and an incident when he traveled to Crofton and hid in the woods with his rifle trained at the back of a former co-workers home ready to kill her if she came outside. Christian County Sheriff's Detective Kacey Greene testified to how he felt during the interview.

Fields will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being considered for parole. In October of 2012 Fields walked into the Country Boy Store and attacked Golladay hitting him with the spike end of a tactical tomahawk. He took guns and gear from the store and fled but was arrested shortly after in the Murray Walmart parking lot.

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