Man convicted in Cash America armed robbery

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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Eric Myrick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 29-year-old Jacksonville man was convicted Friday morning on charges of armed robbery with a firearm and false imprisonment.

In September 2012, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team was called to the Cash America store on Blanding Boulevard to handle a robbery/hostage situation.

When officers arrived, the door was locked and two store clerks were inside with Eric Myrick, who was armed with a gun.

The two victims were eventually able to escape and get to safety, while Myrick remained inside the business. After a three-hour standoff, Myrick surrendered to SWAT.

Myrick now faces a minimum-mandatory 10 years in prison. He will be sentenced the week of Oct. 14.

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