Woman Admits To Robbing Elderly Greenville Attorney

A woman will spend at least the next seven years in state prison for robbing an elderly Greenville lawyer last summer.

Tuesday morning Doris Edwards pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon and was sentenced to serve between seven and nine years in prison.

She admitted to robbing William Wooten at knife point at his law office across the street from the Pitt County Courthouse. Edwards was originally charged with assault, armed robbery and kidnapping of the 76-year-old lawyer. Wooten told WITN News at the time that the woman tied him up with his tie in a backroom of his office.

Edwards was arrested after police released surveillance video from a local department store where Wooten's stolen credit card was used.

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