Suitland Man Exiled to over 17 Years in Prison for Illegal Gun Possession and Armed Robberies

December 6, 2010

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. sentenced Antonio Vanshaun Hines, age 32, of Suitland, Maryland, today to 208 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun and armed robbery. Judge Williams enhanced Hines’ sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal, based on two previous narcotics convictions and an armed robbery conviction.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey; and Acting Chief Mark Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Hines’ plea agreement, Hines brandished a firearm during robberies of 7-11 stores at 7730 Finns Lane in Lanham and 1428 Ritchie Road in Capitol Heights on October 7 and October 23, 2009, respectively. On November 25, 2009, Hines was arrested by the Prince George’s County Police officers. As the officers approached, Hines removed a handgun from his waistband and threw it into a nearby automobile. The gun, a Jiminez Arms 9mm pistol was recovered.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, Prince George’s County Police Department and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in this investigation and thanked Assistant United States Attorney William D. Moomau, who prosecuted the case.

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