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Members Of Robbery Crew Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2013

Orlando, Florida - Acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell today sentenced Jimmy Anthony Montgomery, Jr. (25, Deland) to 15 years in federal prison for a drug trafficking conspiracy and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. The court also sentenced Brandon Terrance Blanks (25, Deland) to 11 years’ imprisonment for the same charges. Montgomery pleaded guilty on March 25, 2013. Blanks pleaded guilty on March 26, 2013.

According to court documents, Blanks, Montgomery, Dexter Eugene Mims, and Genesis Mark Chappelle all conspired to commit an armed drug robbery. During the course of the planning, they met several times with an undercover agent to make arrangements to carry out the robbery. During a subsequent search of a house where the individuals gathered, on the morning prior to executing the robbery, agents found two assault-style rifles and two handguns, which the individuals had planned to use in the crime.

On May 20, 2013, Chappelle was sentenced to 17 years in prison and Mims was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment, for their respective roles in the crime.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vincent S. Chiu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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