TOP PHOTO: Tony White is pictured in the sally port at the Campbell County Jail after being arrested by La Follette Police almost five years ago.
JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- A Mt. Dew, a Mr. Goodbar and some cash has cost Anthony “Tony” Wayne White 15 years in prison.
In court Friday, White pleaded guilty to the sole count of aggravated robbery. The charge stems from a 2017 Walgreen’s robbery White committed. On Feb. 5, 2017, White entered the local Walgreen’s, pulled a knife on the cashier, then took the items along with less than a $1,000 in cash.
He escaped the store without being arrested but was later caught by LaFollette Police.
This wasn’t White’s first Walgreen’s heist. Prior to the one he committed in Campbell County, White also robbed a Knox County Walgreen’s, according to court records.
That crime netted him a prison sentence as well.
Friday’s plea resulted in a 15 year prison sentence to be served at 100 percent. White was deemed a Range II offender, meaning he has a criminal history.
Jail records indicate White has been previously arrested for robbery, possession of controlled substances, and theft. He has 10 total arrests.
The Campbell County sentence is consecutive to the Knox County punishment meaning, White will have to serve that sentence before his local one can begin.
White’s cumulative sentence is 21 years, according to the Tennessee Felon Information database.
White, 47, Walden Ridge Road, Caryville, remains housed this morning in the Campbell County Jail according to jail records. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 01/31/2022- 6AM)