Updated: May 8, 2013 9:06PM
Would-be store robber sentenced
A Gary man was sentenced to eight years for attempted robbery of a game store in Hammond and 350 days for a handgun violation.
Tony Dion Bradley, 21, admitted he and co-defendant Danyell Johnson Jr., pulled a gun on three employees of Game Stop, 1818 165th St., taped the hands of two of them and ordered the third employee to open the safe.
Bradley’s plea agreement called for the eight-year sentence, with four years served in Lake County Community Corrections Kimbrough Work Program if he qualifies, followed by four years on probation.
Bradley also admitted he was in a car on June 4 when police stopped the driver at 13th Avenue and Virginia Street in Gary for running a red light. Police found a loaded handgun on the floor of the car, with a round chambered and the safety off.
Bradley had time served on the charge of carrying a handgun without a license, a class A misdemeanor.
Johnson, 19, has pleaded not guilty. His next court date is May 31.