TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A day after getting arrested for allegedly stealing a customer's cellphone, a Longview woman pleaded guilty in her failed attempt to rob a Tyler Walmart in January.
Brittany Michelle Cary, 34, pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery in Judge Kerri Russell's courtroom and accepted a four-year prison sentence.
Cary was initially arrested in January, a day after she walked into Walmart at 64 West and Loop 323 and walked up to a cashier and revealed a "pistol" the cashier believed to be fake. The cashier refused to give up any money and Cary then tried to cover her actions with a story and left the store. Tyler police arrested Cary the next day after she was found in a Tyler hotel.
It was revealed in court Monday that Cary was hoping to negotiate an easier sentence. However, her arrest Sunday hurt those chances.
According to a Tyler police report, Cary was in a Sprint store at 1400 West Loop 323 and stole a customer's cell phone off the counter when the customer was not looking. Police responded to the scene after Cary had left but ere able to determine Cary took it and later arrested her on a charge of misdemeanor theft.