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D.C. Resident Sentenced 30 Years for Armed Robbery of Arlington Dunkin' Donuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Reginald Arnold Waddell , 53, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 360 months in prison for using a pistol to rob the Dunkin’ Donuts in Arlington, Va. Waddell has an extensive criminal record, including two armed bank robberies, and was sentenced as an armed career criminal.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, made the announcement following sentencing by United States District Judge Liam O=Grady on Feb. 26, 2010.

Waddell was convicted on Dec. 15, 2009, following a jury trial that showed that he and his nephew, Jerome Proctor, decided to rob the store when they drove by it while looking for an AT&T store where Waddell hoped to exchange his broken cellular telephone.  But, first they had to wait for an Arlington County Police car, which was parked in front of the Dunkin= Donuts, to leave.  They waited at a used car lot across the street where Waddell left a fingerprint on a car parked in the lot.  When the police car left, they entered the store and Waddell brandished a pistol at the lone employee. They fled with approximately $250, but not before Proctor left a fingerprint on the cash register drawer.  Proctor testified against his uncle.

On Jan. 2, 2010, Proctor was sentenced to 132 months imprisonment following his pleading guilty on Sept. 2, 2009, to charges arising from the Dunkin' Donuts robbery as well as five unarmed bank robberies in Fairfax and Prince George=s Counties. 

This case was investigated by the FBI=s Washington Field Office and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. Rich.

            A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

 

 

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