Man who doused store clerk with lighter fluid could get life in prison


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – a Macon man is facing life in prison after he doused a GameStop clerk with lighter fluid.

25-year-old Derrick Lamb was found guilty of armed robbery and aggravated assault Wednesday.

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Back in June 2016, authorities say Lamb walked into the location on Presidential Parkway and appeared to be shopping before he pulled out a bottle of lighter fluid and squirted it on a clerk.

Authorities say he demanded money and threatened to set the clerk on fire if he didn’t comply. He got the money and ran away.

Lamb was later identified in a photo line-up as the suspect who robbed the store.

Lamb waived his right to a jury trial which allowed Bibb County Superior Court Judge Howard Simms to rule on the case.

Officials say he will be sentenced after the completion of a pre-sentencing investigation.