The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that on March 11, 2021, Judge Christopher N. Patterson sentenced Ardarreyus Walton to 10 years in the Department of Corrections with a 10 year minimum mandatory sentence pursuant to 10/20/LIFE. On November 30, 2020, this defendant entered the Dollar General located at 4335 Highway 231 and robbed a cashier at gunpoint. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office later was able to identify Mr. Walton and apprehend him. The Defendant later gave a full confession to the armed robbery. This case was prosecuted by ASA Peter Overstreet.