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Friday, March 2, 2012

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District Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
For Armed Robbery in Northeast Washington
-Defendant Robbed a Construction Worker, Who Was Renovating a House-

     WASHINGTON - Avery Tymus, 20, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a six-year prison term for robbing a construction worker at gunpoint last fall in Northeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

     Tymus pled guilty in December 2011 to a charge of armed robbery. He was sentenced by the Honorable Ann O’Regan Keary. Upon completion of his prison term, Tymus will be placed on three years of supervised release.

     As part of his plea agreement, Tymus admitted that he approached the victim shortly after 3 p.m. on October 23, 2011. The victim, who had been renovating a rowhouse in the 600 block of L Street NE, was loading construction tools into his truck when Tymus pointed what appeared to be a silver-colored pistol at him. Tymus demanded the victim’s wallet, and he then reached into the victim’s back pants pocket and removed it before fleeing the scene.

     Tymus had been released from prison on September 2, 2011, where he had been serving a sentence on charges of robbery and carrying a dangerous weapon. While on supervised release in that matter, Tymus was required to wear an electronic monitoring device. Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) identified Tymus as a suspect, in part, based on data transmitted from the electronic monitoring device. Tymus was arrested on November 10, 2011, and has been in custody ever since.

     In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work of the members of the MPD Criminal Intelligence and Tactical Crime Analysis Unit and First District Detectives Stephen McDonald, Ray Stargel, and Kim Crosby, who diligently investigated this case. He also expressed appreciation to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency’s electronic monitoring unit, which assisted in the investigation. Finally, he thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily C. Scruggs who investigated and prosecuted the case.





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