Crime

Prison ordered for attempted murder of Merriam convenience store clerk

Javon Mills received a sentence of 16 years and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault in a 2015 Merriam convenience store robbery and shooting.
Javon Mills received a sentence of 16 years and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault in a 2015 Merriam convenience store robbery and shooting. Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

A 19-year-old Overland Park man was sentenced Friday to 16 years and 10 months in prison for shooting a Merriam convenience store clerk in the face during a robbery.

Javon D. Mills was sentenced in Johnson County District Court where he pleaded guilty in July to charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.

The September 2015 robbery and shooting occurred at a 7-Eleven in the 6800 block of Antioch Road.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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