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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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Two District Men Sentenced to Prison Terms For Robbing Man
On D.C.-Maryland Border With 14-Year-Old Accomplices
Prince George’s County and Metropolitan Police Departments Investigated the Case
WASHINGTON – Amos Jones, 23, and Edwin Holmes, 20, both of Washington, D.C., have been sentenced to prison terms for robbing a man and contributing to the delinquency of two minors who joined in the attack, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
Jones and Holmes were found guilty by a jury in August 2013 of charges of robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The verdicts followed a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Honorable Heidi M. Pasichow sentenced both defendants on Oct. 28, 2013. Judge Pasichow sentenced Jones to 52 months in prison. She sentenced Holmes to a total of 106 months in prison, but suspended all but 40 months provided that he successfully completes two years of supervised probation.
According to the government’s evidence, on Nov. 17, 2012, at about 2 a.m., Jones and Holmes, along with two 14-year-old boys, robbed a man who was walking from a Metro station in the area of Southern Avenue SE, along the border of the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County. After they confronted the victim, and the victim told them he had no money, the assailants forced the man to give up his watch and cell phone.
The victim called 911, and the Prince George’s County, Md. Police Department, which assists with patrols in the area, apprehended all four robbery suspects. Jones had been released just two days prior to the robbery after serving a sentence in a case involving a stolen car.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the efforts of those who investigated the case for the Metropolitan Police and the Prince George’s County Police Departments. He also acknowledged the work of those who handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialists Anthony Griffith, Richard Cheatham and Antoinette Sakamsa; Information Technology Specialists Anisha Bhatia and Kimberly Smith, and Victim/Witness Advocate James Brennan. Finally, he praised the work of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tejpal Chawla and Demian S. Ahn, who investigated and prosecuted the case. 13-371