CLINTON — A Clinton woman has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for robbing a Clinton convenience store earlier this year.

Lori A. Murray, 43, 500 10th Ave. South, was sentenced based on a plea of guilt to a charge of second-degree robbery.

Murray originally was charged with first-degree robbery in connection with the robbery of the Hop-N-Shop, 716 S. Fourth St., on Feb. 23, court records state.

Police were called to the store at 12:55 a.m that day after an armed robbery was reported. Court documents state an employee told police a female wearing dark red clothing and a red handkerchief around her neck displayed a large kitchen knife and ordered the employee to give her money. The employee did and the woman left the store.

A Clinton police officer then located Murray walking at the intersection of Eighth Avenue South and Fifth Street. Murray was wearing a red handkerchief around her neck, police said. Police said Murray was then handcuffed, read her rights and admitted to displaying the knife and taking the money.

She told police the money was in her pants and she pulled out $459 and a check endorsed to Hop-N-Shop valued at $10.

Another $34 was found when she was searched at the Clinton County Jail, court documents say.

Murray would have faced up to 25 years in prison if convicted of first-degree robbery. She instead pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery, a Class C felony, as part of a plea agreement.

She also was fined $1,000. The fine was suspended.