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Murder suspect sentenced to 18 years after pleading guilty to robbery

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man once charged in the Nov. 2013 murder of a Hubbards Lane Kroger employee pleaded guilty to unrelated charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Aaron Cross had been charged with the murder of Jack Combs by St. Matthews Police, but the case was dismissed without prejudice last year. That means charges could be brought back up for indictment.

Cross was arrested Jan. 9, 2014, and booked a day later for the robbery of Gilmore Liquors on Gilmore Lane.

The plea says Cross went into Gilmore Liquors, pointed a gun at a clerk, demanded cash and received it. It says Cross was located by a short time later and led then on a foot chase -- during which he threw the gun used in the robbery -- before he was arrested. It also says he was in possession of marijuana at the time.

Cross "provided detectives with a statement admitting to his involvement in the robbery," according to the arrest citation.

He was charged with first degree robbery, first degree fleeing or evading police, tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana while in possession of a firearm.

On Tuesday, Cross pleaded guilty to those charges and was sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison, consisting of three consecutive sentences and one concurrent sentence.

The plea comes with a ten-year sentence for robbery in the second degree -- which was amended down from first degree -- four years for fleeing and evading and four years for tampering with physical evidence. Those sentences will run consecutively to total 18 years.

The possession charge will carry a 12-month sentence that will run concurrently with the others.

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