Man Who Stole $600 Worth Of Cigarettes Sentenced To 20-Years In Prison

Photo Courtesy of Escambia County Jail

Robert Spellman, 48, was sentenced to 20 years for stealing $600 worth of cigarettes, after numerous prior offenses.

A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

> An Escambia County jury in August convicted Robert Spellman, 48, of burglary and grand theft for the Dec. 28 incident.


> He went into the Circle K in the 200 block of West Cervantes Street and took 10 cartons of cigarettes from a locked manager's office in the stock room.

> He was found nearby, matched a description of the suspect, was wearing the same clothing and had the cigarettes, according to the State Attorney's Office.

This was not Spellman’s first run-in with the law: prior to his arrest, he had racked up 14 felony and 31 misdemeanor convictions, which the Journal noted qualified Spellman as a habitual felony offender.