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Lakeland man convicted on federal weapons, robbery charges

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Green, 23, is facing at least 10 years in federal prison. Green, 23, is facing at least 10 years in federal prison.
LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) - A 23-year-old Lakeland man is headed to federal prison following his conviction Friday on robbery and weapons charges.

Kristian Keron Green is facing at least 10 years in prison.

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According to a release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office a jury convicted Green for his role in the 2010 armed robbery of a convenience store in Polk County.

The suspects made off with $40. During the commission of the crime a female employee suffered a gunshot wound to the hand.

Green, who is no stranger to law enforcement in Polk County, was indicted on federal charges in March, 2013.

The case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s ‘Project Safe Neighborhoods’ program which targets gun violence.

Green was convicted on two counts of conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery and using a firearm during a violent crime. The robbery counts carry a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Based on evidence presented at trial Green and Antoin Chatmon robbed the Circle K during the early morning hours of December 4, 2010. Chatmon, 21, fired the weapon that injured the clerk investigators say.

He entered a guilty plea for his role in the crime in July and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 25th. A sentencing date for Green has not been set.

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