Manchester Man Sentenced To 35 Years For String Of Shotgun Robberies
CONCORD, N.H. – James C. Karahalios, Jr., 31, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 35 years in prison and 5 years of supervised release for his involvement in a string of violent armed robberies that occurred in Manchester between September and November, 2010, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
The sentencing followed Karahalios’ plea to the commission of five separate armed robberies, which he committed with co-defendants Matthew Karahalios and Patrick Chasse, including: (1) a robbery at TD Bank, 70 Bay Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, on September 23, 2010; (2) a robbery at Spring Hill Suites, 975 North Perimeter Road, Manchester, New Hampshire, on October 6, 2010; (3) a robbery at Super 8 Motel, 2301 Brown Avenue, Manchester, New Hampshire, on October 31, 2010; (4) a robbery at JR’s Convenience Store, 192 Route 28 Bypass, Derry, New Hampshire, on November 1, 2010; and (5) a robbery at Rite Aid Pharmacy, 53 Hooksett Road, Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 10, 2010. During the commission of the robberies, Karahalios and his associates wore disguises and brandished a sawed-off, double-barrel shotgun.
Matthew Karahalios entered guilty pleas on September 20, 2011, and is scheduled to be sentenced in January, 2012. Patrick Chasse entered guilty pleas on September 12, 2011, and is scheduled to be sentenced in March, 2012.
The investigation was conducted by members of the Manchester, New Hampshire, Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Terry Ollila.