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Man sentenced to 25 years for robbing south Beaumont Jack in the Box with a BB gun

Ronald Johnson

A 30-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for robbing a south Beaumont Jack in the Box with a BB gun earlier this summer.

Ronald Thomas Jackson, who was already on parole for a prior aggravated robbery conviction from 2010 in Rusk County, pleaded guilty to the June 21 robbery.

Jefferson County prosecutor Mike Laird said in a prepared statement "prison awaits for those who rob, even with a BB Gun."

Prosecutors say Jackson confessed to holding up the drive-thru window at 590 E. Washington while the vehicle he was riding in was across the street at a Speedy Stop.

Johnson had caught a ride and told the driver he would walk over to the fast food restaurant to get something to eat, but instead pointed the BB gun at a woman working there and demanded money.

Here is more from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office:

The clerk complied and Johnson left walking back to the Speedy Stop. He tossed the gun in some landscaping nearby. The BB Gun was recovered where he tossed it.
A Beaumont police officer was sitting at the Speedy Stop when the call went out and stopped Johnson before he could get away. He found Johnson had a black scarf tied around his neck and money in a Jack In The Box bag. After confessing, he was placed under arrest for Aggravated Robbery.
Johnson had a prior conviction where he received 10 years for Aggravated Robbery in 2010 in Rusk County. He was on parole for the prior Aggravated Robbery at the time he committed the Aggravated Robbery at Jack In The Box.

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