A Duplin County jury this week convicted 18-year-old Jamar Marquez Goodman of Raleigh of robbery with a dangerous weapon, but Goodman is now out on bond.
Goodman was sentenced to 46 to 65 months in prison for robbing the Andy's restaurant in Faison at gunpoint in May. Testimony showed Goodman was at the back door of the business when an employee went to get a mop bucket. Goodman cocked the gun, pointed it at the back of the employee's head and demanded to be taken to the safe. After getting money from the safe and register, he then took off.
District Attorney Dewey Hudson said over the state's objection, Judge Russell Lanier gave Goodman a $50,000 appeal bond. That allows the defendant to be released after posting that bond pending his appeal.
The convicton and sentencing took place Wednesday. According to the Duplin County jail, Goodman made bond that same day.
According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website, 18-year-old Jamar Marquez Goodman was previously convicted in Wake County of possessing stolen goods, carrying concealed and drug charges.