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story.lead_photo.caption Cenneth Tucker

A Jefferson City man has been placed on five years of supervised in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in May.

Cenneth Tucker, 18, pleaded guilty to first-degree armed robbery and armed criminal action during a Wednesday hearing before Cole County Judge Dan Green.

As part of his probation, Tucker was ordered to complete a 120-day shock detention sentence with credit for time served.

The incident occurred in the 900 block of East Elm Street, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement.

A woman told police she had gone to this location to purchase a cellphone she had previously agreed to buy via a social media site. The woman was going to get out of her vehicle and follow Tucker into a residence in this area, where he said he would show her the phone.

Once she got out of the car, the woman said, Tucker turned around and pointed a semi-automatic firearm at her and told her to give him her change purse, which had $450 in cash and three credit cards inside. After a brief struggle, Tucker ran off with the purse.

The woman showed authorities a social media conversation she had had with Tucker with a photo showing Tucker wearing the clothing she described he was wearing when the robbery occurred.

Officers found Tucker in the area of Marshall and East McCarty streets and took him into custody.

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