A judge sentenced two men in connection to two armed robberies in Cabarrus County in 2021.
Maliq Parker will spend 17 ½ years in prison, and Sean Parker will spend more than 12 years in prison.
They pleaded guilty to robbing a Harrisburg AT&T store in October 2021 and the Mount Pleasant Sporting Goods and Pawn shop the next month where they shot the owner.
At the time, an off-duty deputy saw what was going on and shot Parker.
Both men, who are from Stanly County, will spend three years of supervised release after they are out of prison.
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