BLOOMINGTON — A Chicago man was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for the June 2013 armed robbery of the Sprint store in Normal.

During a hearing Friday in McLean County Circuit Court, Dontell Black, 24, pleaded guilty to seven counts of armed robbery.

The plea deal included a change to the indictments, replacing references to a firearm with a bludgeon. The change removes a 15-year enhancement to the sentence.

Black and co-defendant Dejean Thompkins, 19, also of Chicago, originally were accused of brandishing handguns as they ordered staff and customers to cooperate. The pair allegedly left the store with cash and two bags filled with electronic devices.

Black was given credit for 383 days spent in jail. Thompkins has a July 21 hearing to review the status of his case.

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