Michael A. Carver Jr. is going to prison for 10 years after a jury found him guilty of robbing the Circle K on North Mantua Street at knifepoint in April 2012.
Carver, 32, walked into the Circle K on April 7, 2012 and went around the counter, showed a knife to a clerk and told her "Don't do something stupid," Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said in the Record-Courier. The prosecutor said a scream alerted her co-worker. Authorities said Carver grabbed the clerk's cell phone, ran away and left a red sweatshirt he was wearing at the time on the ground. DNA evidence on the sweatshirt and a visible tattoo led authorities to the suspect.
Carver, formerly of 602 Harris St., was found guilty of two counts of aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies, according to Portage County Court records.
Court records show Carver is already serving a two-year prison sentence for receiving stolen property and forgery.