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TUESDAY - November 15, 2011

ROBBERS SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday two men were sentenced for robbing a Scotchman Convenience Store in the Jacksonville, North Carolina, area. CHRISTOPHER DAVID FRAZIER, 27, received 123 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release and MARCUS JEROME HYDE, 22, received 84 months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release. Restitution, both joint and severally, was also ordered for both defendants in the amount of $3,800. Senior United State District Judge James C. Fox presided over the hearings.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on March 16, 2011. On June 6, 2011, and on July 20, 2011, FRAZIER and HYDE, respectively, each pled guilty to aiding and abetting the robbery of a business engaged in interstate commerce and aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a crime of violence. Additionally, HYDE pled guilty to conspiring to commit robbery of a business engaged in interstate commerce.

According to the investigation, on October 9, 2010, law enforcement officers responded to a hold up alarm at the Scotchman #66 on Western Boulevard in Jacksonville. Through store video footage and a K-9 tracker, FRAZIER and HYDE were identified and found. A short time later, the weapon, a Marlin Glenfield rifle was found and determined to have been stolen.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jacksonville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys S. Katherine Burnette and John Bennett served as prosecutors for the government.

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