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Newport News Man Indicted on six Counts of Robbery

November 10, 2010

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Dennis Brown, 44, of Newport News, Va., was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on six counts of robbery. 

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement.  Brown faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

            According to the indictment, Brown was involved in robberies on July  15, 2010 at the Raceway Gas Station, July 19, 2010 at the BP Miller Mart Gas Station, July 20, 2010 at Dollar General Store, and on July 24, 2010, at the Dollar General Store, Dodges Chicken, and the Raceway Gas Station.  In all but the last robbery, Brown brandished and pointed a knife at employees of the business and demanded cash during the robbery.   

            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Eric M. Hurt is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

            Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

            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  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on



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