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Solicitor: Spartanburg man sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting a worker during armed robbery at restaurant

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Raekwon D. Wilson. (Source: 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office). Raekwon D. Wilson. (Source: 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office).
William D. Meadows (left) and Rashaad D. Thomas (right). (Source: 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office). William D. Meadows (left) and Rashaad D. Thomas (right). (Source: 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office).
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

7th Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette said a Spartanburg man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting a restaurant employee during an armed robbery. 

According to the solicitor, 20-year-old Raekwon D. Wilson pleaded guilty to armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and second-degree burglary. 

The solicitor's office said the robbery occurred on November 6, 2016 at Holden's Ranch in Roebuck. Employees turned over a sum of money in a bank bag before the worker was shot in the abdomen, the solicitor said. 

According to the solicitor's office, Wilson was a former employee of the restaurant and employees were able to identify his voice. 

Wilson confessed to the shooting and told deputies where they could find the stolen money, the solicitor said. 

The solicitor's office said two other men involved in the armed robbery also received prison sentences. According to the solicitor, 27-year-old Rashaad D. Thomas and 20-year-old William D. Meadows pleaded guilty to armed robbery and second-degree burglary. 

Thomas received a 20-year prison sentence and Meadows received a 15-year prison sentence, the solicitor said. 

All three men will serve 85 percent of their sentences before they are eligible for release. 

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