Man sentenced to 7 years in prison after 2017 robbery in Morgantown

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A North Carolina man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday after a robbery in January 2017.

Jared Cooke, 24, of Charlotte, N.C., was sentenced to seven years in prison for using a firearm during a crime of violence, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Cooke robbed a home on Forest Avenue in Morgantown in January 2017, according to the Morgantown Police Department. Donnell Jones and Stephen Cotterell, both of New York, were also arrested for the crime in 2017. The trio took $10,000, a shotgun, prescription pills, electronic devices and jewelry from the home, police said.

Cooke admitted to brandishing a 12-gauge shotgun during the robbery, U.S. Attorney’s Office officials said, and was subsequently sentenced to seven years by Senior U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley Thursday.

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