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four charged in food lion robbery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2012

GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that this week a Federal Grand Jury returned a three-count Criminal Indictment charging four individuals relating to the robbery of the Food Lion Grocery Store on 3136 East 10th Street in Greenville, North Carolina.  STEVEN MARCEL COOLEY, DANIEL TRAVOINTE HADDOCK, and DEMARIO QUIENTEL WILLIAMS, all 20 years of age and residing in Greenville, North Carolina, and KWAMANE MONTE EVERETT, 21, of Raleigh, North Carolina, were each charged with Hobbs Act robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951; using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or possessing a firearm in furtherance of the crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A); and possessing an unregistered firearm, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d) and 5871. 

According to the Indictment, on January 8, 2012, while brandishing a handgun and a short barreled shotgun, the four defendants stole approximately $4,640.00 from the Food Lion.

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.

For the charge of Hobbs Act robbery, each defendant faces up to 20 years imprisonment.  For the charge of using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, each defendant faces a mandatory sentence of 10 years imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence imposed.  For the charge of possessing an unregistered firearm, each defendant faces up to 10 years imprisonment.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greenville Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney John Bennett prosecuted the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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