A Bethalto man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for an attempted robbery in Edwardsville last year. 31 year old Jessie Lee Loggins of the 200 block of Albers Place pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery for his role in the hold-up of The Store on March 26, 2010. He will have to serve at least half of his sentence.
Authorities say at the time of the robbery, the owner fled the scene and Loggins soon followed without any money. A witness saw Loggins flee the scene in a vehicle and followed while calling police. An officer took over the pursuit and Loggins was taken into custody during a traffic stop. Prosecutors dropped the charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in exchange for the guilty plea. Loggins has an extensive criminal history, including criminal sexual abuse.