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Durham Men On Weapons Charges

Posted December 19, 2002 5:18 a.m. EST

— A man who was shot by a clerk after allegedly robbing a convenience store was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 17 years in federal prison on weapons charges.

Rodney Lamont Cameron, 33, was shot in the chest and face with a shotgun following an Oct. 8, 2001, armed robbery at the Amoco station at 2900 Chapel Hill Boulevard. Cameron was charged with armed robbery and the case was adopted by the Durham Police Department/Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Violent Crime Task Force.

Cameron made an offered plea, the equivalent of a no contest plea, to charges of being an armed career criminal and possession of a firearm by a felon earlier this year in federal court. Cameron had prior criminal convictions in Durham, Orange and Person counties.

Cameron was sentenced to 208 months in prison Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem.