Atmore man gets 10 years

An Atmore man who was identified as the robber of Walnut Hill Piggly Wiggly and arrested Dec. 17, 2019 was sentenced Wednesday, July 8, to 10 years in prison, followed by 36 months of probation, in a Florida State Attorney's press release last Thursday.

Maurice Montraye Ervin, 26, was employed with Piggly Wiggly on Highway 97 on Oct. 29, 2019, when he stole more than $900 for one of the registers and fled the store when he was confronted by the manager.

Ervin returned to the same store Dec. 4, 2019 with a mask and firearm and robbed more than $6,000 from the store safe. When Ervin pointed the...