Former Clemson student draws prison term
A former Clemson University student from Westminster pleaded guilty in the Pickens County General Sessions Court to strong armed robbery of the university pharmacy. The guilty plea brought to a halt a jury trial which had passed the stage of testimony by several witnesses. Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins said Thomas Carl Wyatt was sentenced yesterday to 12 years in prison, suspended to two years, followed by three years probation. Judge Edward Miller will allow the 28-year old Wyatt to serve the two years on house arrest with monitoring. According to Solicitor Wilkins’ office, the evidence showed that Wyatt on February 14, 2011 entered Redfern Health Center wearing a hood and sunglasses and presented a note to the pharmacist demanding drugs. The note included the following phrases, “no games, no heroes, 30 seconds.” Witnesses came forward after a composite sketch of the robbery released the by the police led to the robber’s identification.