Man pleads guilty to aggravated robbery

A man pled guilty Thursday to robbing money, beer and cigarettes from a 7-Eleven by knifepoint.

Douglas Skaggs, 57, was convicted of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and sentenced to 50 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole after 25 years of his sentence has been served.

The trial began Wednesday and ended Thursday in the 244th District Court of Judge James Rush. Court records list Luis Chavez as his court-appointed attorney.

Skaggs was first charged last March after police were called about a robbery at 7-Eleven, 4525 E. University Blvd. Store clerk Lori Pena told officers a suspect had walked into the store, placed a 12-pack of Budweiser beer on the counter and pulled a knife out, a probable cause affidavit stated.

The report detailed that Skaggs demanded money out of the register and five packs of Marlboro Red 100s, stuffing the money down the a pocket of his pants before leaving.

Video surveillance showed Skaggs leaving the scene in a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup with a missing front bumper, the document stated, which was later spotted by detectives at 1101 E. 42nd St.