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THURSDAY - September 22, 2011

RESTAURANT ROBBER SENTENCED

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterdayUnited State District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced OSRIC TYRONE DAISE, 23, of Hubert, North Carolina to 102 months’ imprisonment followed by 5 years’ supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on December 21, 2010. On June 6, 2011, DAISE pled guilty to aiding and abetting the robbery of a business engaged in interstate commerce and using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. According to the investigation, on October 16, 2010, law enforcement received a 9-1-1 call that Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant in Jacksonville was being robbed. DAISE, along with another male, entered the restaurant. DAISE went into the bathroom while the other male waited in the dining area. When DAISE came out of the bathroom he was carrying a firearm and proceeded to the kitchen where he confronted the manager and cook. DAISE threatened to shoot them if they did not give him all the money. DAISE was given $153. He then forcibly ordered the cook and manager to accompany him out of the restaurant. As he exited the restaurant with the hostages, Jacksonville Police were waiting outside. Police ordered him to drop the weapon and lay on the ground, which he did. DAISE was then taken into custody.

This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jacksonville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan Ontjes is serving as prosecutor for the government.

 

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