Mt. Vernon Woman Sentenced in Union Co.

A Mt. Vernon woman has been sentenced in Union County to six years in state prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds says 39-year-old Christina L. Penrod and a co-defendant took nearly $900 worth of narcotics from the Jonesboro Rehabilitation Center and Healthcare Center while armed with a knife in June of 2013. The case was investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.