Derrick Beard Sentenced for Armed Robbery

Derrick Beard

Lynchburg, VA - A robbery suspect who Lynchburg police said assisted in his own capture will spend 10 years and three months behind bars.

34-year-old Derrick Beard was sentenced Friday for three charges stemming from the armed robbery at the BP Gas Station on Old Forest Road.

Detectives said he dropped his girlfriend's cell phone on the counter and left without it back in January 2012. Then they used it to track him down.

Beard will also have two years supervised probation after his release.