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BREAKING: Man in Martin Dollar General robbery found guilty

It took the 12 men and women on the jury less than a hour to come back with a verdict, convicting Anton Wiley of aggravated robbery for the Feb. 22, 2023 robbery of the Dollar General at  997 Main Street in Martin.

Prosecutors and the defense attorneys speak with the judge regarding what can be admitted in the case. Anton Wiley (seated) was convicted on Friday of aggravated robbery for the robbery of the Dollar General on Main Street in Martin on Feb 22, 2023. JOSH LEMONS/The Weakley County Press

The trial lasted just over a day with the prosecution calling three witnesses to the stand including the store clerk, the lead investigator from the Martin Police Department as well as the head of security for Stanley Black and Decker, where Wiley worked when the robbery took place. The defense did not call any witnesses and Wiley did not testify in his own defense.

Sentencing for Wiley will be on April 8 in the Weakley County Courthouse.

The full story will be available in Tuesday’s print edition.