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wilmington man sentenced for two robberies

February 21, 2013

ELIZABETH CITY - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court yesterday SHERWIN ARCHIE, 59, was sentenced by United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to 264 months imprisonment; 3 years supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment.

On June 5, 2012, ARCHIE pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, in violation of Title 18 United States Code 922(g), Robbery of a Business in violation of Title 18 United States Code 1951 and Possessing and Using a Firearm during a Crime of Violence.

On October 19, 2011, in Wilmington ARCHIE went into a Family Dollar store and demanded money from the clerk. ARCHIE put the gun to the stomach of the clerk and threatened her with the firearm. ARCHIE was wearing a distinctive shirt that was described to law enforcement. He robbed the store of approximately $187. During a separate investigation, law enforcement executed a search warrant on ARCHIE’S home, where they discovered a .25 caliber hangun and ammunition and the sweatshirt worn during the course of the robbery. When ARCHIE was questioned about the robbery, he admitted to stealing the money from the Family Dollar. ARCHIE was sentenced as an Armed Career Criminal for having three or more violent felony convictions on his record.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Wilmington Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Police Department. Special Assistant United States Attorney Charity Wilson is serving as prosecutor for the government. Ms. Wilson is a prosecutor with the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office. District Attorney Ben David has assigned her to the United States Attorney's Office to prosecute federal Project Safe Neighborhood cases and other violent crime cases.



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