Texoma Armory robbery suspect sentenced to 40 years in prison

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Charles Johnson was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2015 armed robbery of Texoma Armory in Wichita Falls on Thursday.

Johnson plead guilty to the charge of Aggravated Robbery on Tuesday and was facing five years to life in prison.

On Wednesday, Johnson testified that he and his accomplice, Rodney Darvaun Robinson entered Texoma Armory in with the intent to steal guns and sell them.

On November 19, 2015, Johnson entered the store with a taser, and made an attempt to approach the owner of the gun store behind the counter.

The owner of the store, Gary Barlow, shot Johnson in self defense.

Robinson is accused of shooting Barlow several times.

Barlow spent extensive time in the hospital from his injuries.

"I know that the family is pleased they're pleased and I'm pleased," said Dobie Kosub, prosecuting attorney for the case. "I'm ecstatic that a group of Wichita county citizens came together and was able to deliver justice for the Barlow family after what Mr. Barlow had to do himself as well as his family had to nurse him back to health after being shot so many times."

Johnson took the stand in his own defense Wednesday.

Robinson is awaiting trial.

Johnson will be eligible for parole once he serves 20 years.

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