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Memphis Man’S Repeat Robberies Net 180 Months In Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2012
Memphis, TN – Anthony Delane Johnson, 21, of Memphis, TN was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison for robbing the same convenience store twice within a two-week period and using a firearm during one of the robberies, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III today.

District Judge S. Thomas Anderson imposed the sentence upon Johnson following his August 14, 2012 guilty plea. Johnson pleaded guilty to robbing the Circle K market located at 5755 Raleigh LaGrange on February 23, 2011 and again on March 7, 2011. He also pled guilty to using a firearm during the March 7th robbery, during which he pistol-whipped an employee.

Johnson’s 15-year federal sentence will be served consecutive to two sentences Johnson is currently serving in state court for two unrelated robbery convictions. His state court sentences are set to expire in 2015. There is no parole in the federal system.

This investigation was conducted by the Safe Streets Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tony Arvin and Jennifer Lawrence Webber represented the federal government.

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