Longview man gets 20 years for local robberies

Greenville – A Hunt County judge has ordered 50-year-old Troy Dean Blanton, of Longview to 20 years in prison for felony theft from Greenville businesses.

Prosecutors say he stole items from an auto parts store, an electrical equipment store and several rental stores, all totaling between $20,000 and $100,000 in value.

The indictment against Blanton lists eight prior felony convictions.