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21-year-old gets prison for robbery, pistol-whipping

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls man who pistol-whipped a store clerk during an unsuccessful armed robbery attempt is heading to prison.

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Martine Moreno, 21, was sentenced Tuesday to serve 13 years behind bars for the April 6, 2013, holdup of the IU General Store and Laundry. Authorities say he pointed a loaded handgun at the clerk, demanded money and hit the clerk in the face with the gun. The clerk suffered a cut lip that required stitches.

Moreno was arrested after an hour-long standoff with a SWAT team.

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