JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man convicted of robbing a convenience store is facing life in prison.
Franklin Lvernice Hodge, 44, was convicted for taking part in a one-day crime spree. In August 2011, Hodge robbed three Jacksonville gas stations within an eight-hour period. He was convicted on two counts of robbery and one count of armed robbery.
In the first robbery, Hodge bought a beer and then pulled a knife on the store clerk at the Kangaroo gas station on Beaver Street. Hodge took money from the store and fled.
About five hours later, Hodge threatened a store clerk at the Shell gas station on Ramona Boulevard and made off with $60 in cash.
Two hours later, Hodge bought a beer at the Speedway on Highway 90 in Baldwin. As the clerk was opening up the cash register, Hodge reached over the counter and grabbed $200 in cash.
Hodge has felony convictions dating back to 1997 for aggravated battery, robbery and armed robbery. He faces mandatory life in prison.
He will be sentenced the week of April 22, 2013.