A 19-year-old man has agreed to serve 20 years in prison for his role in an armed robbery of a Tuscaloosa Wendy's restaurant.

Terrance Leroy Wilson, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree robbery, in addition to separate unrelated charges of second-degree assault and first-degree receiving stolen property.

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Wilson was one of two masked men who ambushed an employee working at the Wendy's restaurant on 15th Street back on June 28, 2019.

The two men first approached the employee behind the Dumpster at approximately 4 a.m. before following them into the store. One of the suspects fired a shot that struck the building as they ran inside and pointed a handgun towards a worker who was still closing up.

The employees were able to run to safety, but one of the suspects took a cash drawer from the office that contained $250.

“Investigators worked diligently to locate video, track down evidence and find witnesses who provided good information about the suspects and their movements before and after the robbery,” said Capt. Kip Hart, commander of TPD’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court Judge Hon. James H. Roberts Jr. accepted Wilson's plea agreement he reached with the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office. Wilson will serve 20 years with the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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