A man who was found not guilty of armed robbery will still serve up to seven years behind bars after a judge ruled he had breached the rules of his probation sentence for another crime.

Ramad Chatman handed himself into police when he found out he was a suspect in an armed robbery at a convenience store in his hometown of Georgia in July 2014.

“He turned himself in because he knew he was not guilty,” his grandmother Janice Chatman told US news channel 11Alive.

The 24-year-old was already was serving a five-year probation term (a court order served outside prison through fines and community service) for his first ever offense, breaking and entering an apartment to steal a television worth $120 (£92) in 2012.