Illinois man pleads guilty to robbing Jackson store

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

An Illinois man pleaded guilty Monday in Cape Girardeau Circuit Court to first degree robbery, court officials said.

Anthony S. Mims, 33, of Collinsville, Ill., admitted in his plea that he robbed the Stoggies Texaco on East Jackson Boulevard in Jackson on June 20, 2000. Investigators said he used a gun to force store clerks to give him money.

Judge John Heisserer ordered a presentence investigation and set Mims' sentencing for July 28.

The defendant is currently serving time in an Illinois prison on an unrelated theft charge.

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