A 23-year-old Little Rock man who robbed two Dollar General stores — twice — and a restaurant over the span of three weeks, barely speaking during all, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Sentencing papers filed Wednesday show Canaan Trever Aldridge, who is deaf, pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated robbery and five counts of theft in exchange for the 10-year term imposed by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Cathi Compton.
One of those theft counts stems from Aldridge’s Nov. 30, 2017, arrest for stealing a pistol from Boll Weevil Pawn at 3700 S. University Ave. three days earlier.
Court filings show Aldridge approached store clerk Jazzmyne Simmons to look at a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, giving her his identification while he held the pistol to look it over.
Simmons said Aldridge never spoke during the encounter but communicated with hand gestures. He ran from the store with the gun, leaving his ID behind. The incident also was recorded on…