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Thursday, January 25, 2018

District Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Robbing Food Delivery Worker

Defendant Was on Supervised Release for Earlier Robbery at Time of Crime

            WASHINGTON – Deavies Kelley, 24, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a five-year prison term for robbing a food delivery driver of the man’s scooter last year in Southwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced.


            Kelley pled guilty in October 2017, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to a charge of robbery. He was sentenced by the Honorable Thomas J. Motley. Upon completion of his prison term, Kelley will be placed on five years of supervised release. At the time he committed this crime, Kelley was on supervised release stemming from a 2013 robbery conviction. He could face additional prison term for violating terms of his release.


            According to the government’s evidence, on April 21, 2017, at approximately 9:20 p.m., the victim rode his motor scooter to the 300 block of O Street SW to make a food delivery. When he arrived, he saw a group of individuals and asked them if they had ordered food.  Kelley replied, “Yes” and gave his name as “Marcus.”  Because “Marcus” was not the name of the person who ordered the food, the victim drove around the block. When he returned, he asked the group the same questions. This time, an accomplice of Kelley’s placed a cold metal object to the victim’s head and told him to get on the ground. The victim got off his scooter and laid down on the pavement. Kelley drove off with the scooter. The victim walked away and called 911.


            The scooter was recovered the next day. Kelley, who was wearing a GPS monitoring device at the time of the crime, was linked to the robbery and arrested on June 13, 2017. No others have been arrested in the investigation.


            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Liu commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). She also expressed appreciation for the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Louis Manzo, who prosecuted the case.


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Updated January 25, 2018