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MONDAY - March 28, 2011


NEW BERN - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on March 25, 2011, Chief United States District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced STANLEY ANDREA “DREA” CLYBURN, JR., 33, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, to 176 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a six-count Criminal Indictment on March 24, 2010. On June 1, 2010, CLYBURN pled guilty to conspiring to interfere with commerce by robbery, using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, and aiding and abetting another in so doing, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The investigation showed that on November 29, 2009, three individuals robbed the Liberty Inn Hotel on Lejeune Boulevard in Jacksonville, North Carolina, of $1472.00 by brandishing a firearm. CLYBURN helped plan the robbery and provided the gun and the vehicle used in the robbery. CLYBURN also met with the co-conspirators after the robbery and divided up the stolen money. On December 14, 2008, two individuals attempted to rob the My Motel on Commerce Road in Jacksonville, but were unsuccessful when the security guard fired shots at the defendants, who then fled the scene. One of the robbers opened fire with a 9mm pistol. A third co-conspirator drove the car to and from the attempted robbery. The investigation revealed that CLYBURN helped plan the robbery and provided the 9mm pistol and the shotgun used in the robbery attempt. The 9mm pistol, pistol grip shotgun, and a 22 rifle were found by Jacksonville Police investigators in CLYBURN’s house.

The court found CLYBURN to be an “armed career criminal” under federal law. Also previously convicted in this case were Charles Lee Anderson, 20, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Curtis Lavern Groover, 24, of Greenville, North Carolina; Kody Ray Brittingham, 20, of Levittown, Pennsylvania; Natalie Denise Byrdsong, 22, of Alpharetta, Georgia; and Dakota DeLynn Neal, 25, of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Federal parole has been abolished.Investigation of this case was conducted by the Jacksonville Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the Naval Criminal Investigative Service; and the United States Secret Service.

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