A Brookhaven man convicted of robbing a bank there in August 2017 has been sentenced to 48 years in prison following a two-day trial this week.

District Attorney Dee Bates said Robert E. Collins Jr. was convicted of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in connection with the Aug. 31, 2017, robbery of the State Bank & Trust Co. branch located at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and East Monticello Street in Brookhaven.

Judge David Strong also ordered Collins to pay a $10,000 fine ad court costs.

Bates and Assistant District Attorney Brendon Adams prosecuted the case. Lesa Baker represented Collins.

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