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Baltimore Men Exiled to Over 14 Years for Armed Robberies Of Cigarette Delivery Trucks


Co-Defendant Previously Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 24, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson sentenced Keith Debnam, age 42, of Baltimore, today to 178 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for robbing six delivery truck drivers of cartons of cigarettes, and yesterday sentenced co-defendant Michael Goodwyn, age 40, also of Baltimore, to 172 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his participation in four of the robberies, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Nickerson also ordered Debnam and Goodwyn to each pay restitution of $6,581.73.

According to his plea agreement, on July 25 and 28, and August 1, 4, 7, and 8, 2006, Debnam robbed delivery truck drivers of a total of 667 cartons of cigarettes worth over $24,500. Clyde Ringgold participated in the July 28 and August 1, 7 and 8 robberies. Michael Goodwyn participated in the July 25 and 28, and August 7 and 8 robberies. On each occasion, the robbers threatened the drivers of the delivery trucks with a gun. The robbers were arrested on August 8 after police received a 911 call describing the getaway car, and the firearm was recovered.

Clyde Ringgold, age 43, of Baltimore, was sentenced on December 20, 2007 to 15 years in prison for the four robberies in which he participated, and Judge Nickerson also ordered him to pay restitution of $6,581.73.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy and Assistant State’s Attorney Nancy Olin, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephanie A. Gallagher and Debra Dwyer, who prosecuted the case.

 

 

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