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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Maryland Man Sentenced to 57-Month Prison Term
For Robbing a Man in Northwest Washington
-Summertime Attack Took Place in Broad Daylight-

     WASHINGTON – Deandre Swann, 25, of Hyattsville, Md., was sentenced today to four years and nine months in prison for robbing a man in broad daylight last summer in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

     Swann pled guilty in November 2012 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to robbery and destruction of property. He was sentenced by the Honorable Robert I. Richter. Upon completion of his prison term, Swann will be placed on three years of supervised release.

     As part of the plea, Swann admitted that on July 28, 2012, at about 1:25 p.m., he and another man approached the victim in the 500 block of T Street NW. Swann tried to grab the victim’s iPhone, then repeatedly struck him. The victim threw the iPhone and was knocked to the ground.  Swann’s accomplice picked up the iPhone, and the two fled the scene together.   

     In addition to the seriousness of the offense itself, the sentence reflected the fact that at the time of the crime, Swann was on probation in the District of Columbia for a 2008 conviction for five counts of distribution of cocaine in a drug-free zone.  In that case, he is facing a probation revocation hearing before the Honorable John M. Mott on Feb. 8, 2013.

     In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen expressed his appreciation to the Metropolitan Police Department, which investigated the case. He also commended the work of Paralegal Specialist Allison Daniels and Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Rickard, who prosecuted the matter.





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