A Joplin teenager has been sentenced as both a juvenile and an adult for robbery and burglary. 16-year old Aaron Lang gets ten years in prison. But the judge has suspended the adult part of the sentence and has sent Lang to a facility in Montgomery City run by the Division of Youth Services. If he completes the program there, he could avoid doing time in an adult prison.
Lang was convicted of stealing a pickup truck, using it to commit an armed robbery of a woman and the burglary of a store. While his case was pending on those charges he was accused of helping rob a convenience store.