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Men sentenced for armed robbery of railroad worker

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Two men were sentenced to 10 years in prison without the possibility of parole for the armed robbery of a Norfolk Southern employee.

Wendell Louis Buxton Jr., 23, pleaded guilty on Feb. 23 and Anthony Leonard Stephens, 21, pleaded guilty on Thursday.

On May 31, 2010 a Norfolk Southern worker was conducting a Flag Test on the railway lines near Louisville Road. Two men wearing bandanas went up to him and demanded his money. They forced him into the woods beside the tracks at gunpoint and made him to lie on the ground, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office. They stole his wallet, watch and railroad issued radio.

As they took off, Buxton and Stephens told the worker to stay on the ground for 30 minutes or he would be shot and killed. The victim's credit cards were later used at several locations around Savannah.

Police identified the suspects using surveillance video from places where the credit cards were used.

They questioned the card user Marlon Prince Robinson, according to the district attorney's office. Robinson identified the suspects as Buxton and Stephens.

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