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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 30, 2013

District Man Sentenced To 40 Months In Prison

For Robbery of Senior Citizen
-Defendant Accosted the Victim in Broad Daylight in Northwest Washington-

     WASHINGTON – Reggie Gordon, 29, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a 40-month prison term on a charge of robbery for an attack against a senior citizen that took place earlier this year in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

     Gordon pled guilty in March 2013 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Honorable Heidi M. Pasichow sentenced him today. Upon completion of his prison term, Gordon will be placed on three years of supervised release.

     According to the government’s evidence, Gordon accosted a 69-year-old man at about 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2013, in the area of 14th and Newton Streets NW. Gordon approached the victim from behind, with a knife in his hand, and demanded, “Give me the bag, give me the cash.” The victim handed over a bag, which contained cigarettes, and took money out of his pocket and handed it to Gordon. After Gordon fled, the victim flagged police, who immediately began searching the area. Gordon was stopped soon afterward by police and arrested.

     In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work of the officers of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). He also praised those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialists Debra McPherson and Todd McClelland, Intelligence Specialist Sharon Johnson, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Ray. Finally, he thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil Selden, of the Fourth District Unit of the Felony Major Crimes Section, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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Updated February 19, 2015