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Men Sentenced for Robbing Seven 7-Elevens

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September 24, 2013

NORFOLK, Va. – Ronald Randolph McKinney, 22, of Suffolk, Va., was sentenced on September 17, 2013 to 205 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for brandishing, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery.  His co-conspirator, Anthony Deshaune Lewis, 20, of Portsmouth, Va., was sentenced today to 184 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for brandishing, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery.  They were both ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,214.31, jointly and severally.
Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Royce E. Curtin, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief United States District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.
McKinney pleaded guilty on April 11, 2013 and Lewis pleaded guilty on April 9, 2013.  According to court documents, on May 17-18, 2012, McKinney and Lewis robbed a total of seven 7-Eleven convenience stores in the cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News.  McKinney and Lewis alternated roles during the spree.  McKinney was the gunman during four robberies while Lewis drove the getaway car.  Lewis was the gunman during three robberies in which McKinney drove the getaway vehicle.  McKinney was positively identified by victims in the two Norfolk robberies he committed.  Lewis was identified by the victims from one Hampton robbery and one in Newport News.  Following his arrest and advice of Miranda, McKinney gave a full and detailed confession.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Norfolk Field Office and the Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News Police Departments.  Assistant United States Attorney Darryl J. Mitchell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
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.justice.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 https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

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