Sutton sentenced Frank James Hawkins Jr., of 939 Cleo St., Cedartown, to life plus 10 years with an additional 25-year probation sentence to be served concurrently with the 10-year sentence.
Hawkins was convicted in October of kidnapping, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.
The sentence means Hawkins would have to start serving the 10-year sentence after he completes the life sentence, according to court officials. At that point, he would then have to also start serving the 25-year probationary sentence.
The reasoning, according to officials, is that there would be strict provisions Hawkins would have to abide by under the probationary sentence should he ever be paroled.
He could seek parole after 30 years under the life sentence.
Hawkins, 17-years-old at the time of the April incident, will be at least 57-years-old before he can be eligible for parole. He would be 82-years-old when he completes his probationary sentence, even if he get paroled the first time he applies.
According to the initial investigation, Hawkins was a passenger in a woman’s vehicle. The woman, whose name is being withheld in keeping with the Cedartown Standard’s policy in sexual assault cases, said he threatened her with a gun and forced her to drive to a local bank, withdraw money from her checking account through an automatic teller machine and then force her to drive to another location where he exited the vehicle.
The woman was shot at some point during the incident and was treated at Floyd Medical Center (FMC).