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Felonies garner 14-year sentence

A Spokane man pleaded guilty Tuesday to 17 felony charges and received more than 14 years in prison.

Shawn Michael Westlie, 45, pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree robbery, four counts of second-degree assault, four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property and first-degree burglary.

Spokane police arrested Westlie following a SWAT team standoff on Jan. 15 at 2109 W. Mansfield Court. They had identified him as a suspect in a string of armed robberies of small restaurants and coffee shops, often during the day, police officials said at the time.

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Annette Plese sentenced Westlie to 171 months in prison following the plea.

Thomas Clouse