Rapid City man convicted of robberies back in court again

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - A Rapid City man convicted of a string of robberies last summer was back in Seventh Circuit Court Tuesday morning for sentencing on a different charge.

On Tuesday 26-year-old Preston Schuster was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary for violating the terms of his probation.

Schuster and Robert Donovan were arrested in June 2016 for robbing several convenience stores in Rapid City and Box Elder.

Earlier in May, Judge Heidi Linngren sentenced Schuster to five years each for two counts of accessory to robbery.

Linngren later suspended Schuster's prison sentence on the condition that he not violate his probation, which included not ingesting a controlled substance.

But a week after his May sentencing, State Attorney Josh Hendrickson says Schuster blew hot at 24/7 and was back in court for possession of a controlled substance: cocaine.

After Schuster serves his five year sentence, he'll be on probation for 10 years.