FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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District Man Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Prison
For Attempted Robbery and Shooting Behind Educational Center
-Gun Went Off During a Struggle With Victim-
WASHINGTON – Tevin Montgomery, 21, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to a prison term of three years and four months on charges stemming from a shooting that took place last summer behind an educational center, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.
Montgomery pled guilty in October 2012 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to a charge of assault with intent to commit robbery and a firearms offense. He was sentenced on Dec. 14, 2012 by the Honorable Michael Ryan. Following completion of his prison term, Montgomery will be placed on three years of supervised release. Judge Ryan ordered that Montgomery meet certain conditions during his supervised release, including taking anger management courses, completing vocational training, and getting drug treatment.
According to the government’s evidence, Montgomery was armed with a gun when he attempted to rob a 19-year-old man at about 3 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2012 behind the Takoma Educational Center, in the 7000 block of Piney Branch Road NW. A struggle ensued, the gun went off, and the victim was shot in the shoulder. Montgomery fled the scene and was later arrested by members of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the efforts of the MPD officers and others who investigated the case. He also thanked Paralegal Assistant Debra McPherson and for her assistance. Finally, he acknowledged the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil Selden, from the Fourth District Unit of the Superior Court Felony Major Crimes Section, who prosecuted the case.12-462