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May 12, 2014

Defendants Sentenced For Robbing Marston, NC, Post Office

Five subjects sentenced in Greensboro on federal robbery and firearm offenses

GREENSBORO, N.C. – United States Attorney Ripley Rand announced today that Matthew James Owens, Dennis Shaquille Ross, Brandon Letrell McCain, Takai Terrell Roe and Antonio Chrishawn Jones were sentenced in federal court for their involvement in the June 5, 2013, armed robbery of the Marston, NC, Post Office.

Dennis Shaquille Ross, Brandon Letrell McCain, and Takai Terrell Roe each entered the post office and joined in robbing the Post Office with the use of a firearm. Ross, McCain and Roe each pleaded guilty to interference with commerce by robbery and carrying and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Ross received a total prison sentence of 155 months; McCain received a total prison sentence of 91 months; and Roe received a total prison sentence of 87 months. Ross received a five-year term of supervised release following his release from confinement, and McCain and Roe each received a three-year terms of supervised release following their release from confinement.

Matthew James Owens and Antonio Chrishawn Jones were involved in the robbery but did not actually enter the post office. Owens pleaded guilty to interference with commerce by robbery and received a 120 month prison sentence. Jones also pleaded guilty to interference with commerce by robbery received a 52 month prison sentence. Owens received a five-year term of supervised release following his release from confinement and Jones received a three-year term of supervised release following his release from confinement.

All five defendants were ordered to pay $1,389.29 in restitution.

The case was primarily investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Other agencies assisting with the investigation included the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Rockingham Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Cliff Barrett.

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