United States Attorney Anne M. Tompkins
Western District of North Carolina
MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STRING OF 11 ARMED ROBBERIES Three Co-Conspirators Previously Entered Guilty Pleas CHARLOTTE, NC – The fourth defendant involved in a string of 11 armed robberies of businesses in Charlotte, Huntersville, Concord, Belmont, Denver, Kannapolis, and Rock Hill, S.C. in the summer of 2009 has entered a plea of guilty, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
Joining U.S. Attorney Tompkins in making today’s announcement are Zebedee T. Graham, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division, and Interim Chief Guy Smith, of the Concord Police Department. Rashard Dean Boyd, 22, of Charlotte, pled guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge David C. Keesler to charges of conspiracy to commit, and committing armed robberies. The other three co-conspirators, Jasmine Chemise Massey, 22, of Charlotte, and two brothers, Shameron Waddel Hallman and Cameron Jamond Hallman, 23 and 19, also of Charlotte, previously entered guilty pleas related to the case.
According to court documents and proceedings, all four defendants were charged and pled guilty to conspiracy to commit robberies of businesses affecting interstate commerce (known as “Hobbs Act” robberies) in connection with the 2009 robberies. Boyd and the Hallman brothers were also charged with and pled guilty to carrying and using firearms in connection with robbery. Massey was also charged with and pled guilty to making false material statements before the grand jury.
The defendants face a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for the robbery conspiracy charge. Boyd and the Hallman brothers face a mandatory minimum of seven years up to life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for the firearm charge. Massey faces a maximum of five years and a $250,000 fine for the perjury charge. All four of the defendants have been ordered detained by the court; however, Massey remains on bond pending her appeal of that detention order. Their sentencing dates have not yet been set.
The investigation was handled by agents, detectives and officers of the ATF, the Concord Police Department; the Rock Hill Police Department, the Kannapolis Police Department, the China Grove Police Department, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Steven R. Kaufman.
United States v. Boyd; 3:11-cr-277; 3:11-mj-262
United States v. Shameron Hallman; 3:11-cr-171; 3:11-mj-262
United States v. Cameron Hallman; 3:11-cr-161, 3:11-mj-262
United States v. Massey; 3:11-cr-214