Bristol man to serve decades in prison for armed robberies

BRISTOL, Tenn. - A Bristol, Tennessee man has been sentenced to spend 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to several robberies in the city.

37-year-old Christopher Michael Vaughan, of Bristol, pleaded guilty in April to the February 2012 armed robberies of a Scotchman convenience store, a Roadrunner convenience store, and Belmont Package Store. He also pleaded guilty to robbing the New Peoples Bank in Bristol, Virginia.

Shortly after those robberies, Vaughan spoke with News 5 and said he was struggling with bills and he made a mistake.

In addition to serving 35 years in prison, Vaughan was sentenced to five years of supervised release and was also ordered to pay restitution to the victims.

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