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Friday, January 26, 2018

District Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Shooting Man and Other Offenses

Defendant Pled Guilty to Series of Crimes Committed Over Six-Month Period

            WASHINGTON - Rayvon Jamison, 25, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to nine years in prison on charges stemming from a series of crimes, including one in which he shot a man in the leg in Southeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced.


            Jamison pled guilty in November 2017, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and attempted possession with intent to distribute synthetic cannabinoids. He was sentenced by the Honorable Marisa Demeo. Following his prison term, Jamison will be placed on five years of supervised release.


            According to the government’s evidence, on Jan. 27, 2017, at approximately 5:50 p.m., Jamison was stopped by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in the 4300 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE, driving a car that a robbery suspect was believed to have entered. A search of the car resulted in the recovery of approximately 270.5 grams of synthetic cannabinoids, some of which was packaged in 22 small portions individually wrapped in plastic bags, as well as dozens of empty clear plastic baggies and a small digital scale.


            While he was free on personal recognizance in that case, on April 19, 2017, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Jamison and two others approached a woman who had pulled into a gas station in the 3800 block of Minnesota Avenue NE. Jamison immediately threatened the victim, produced a black handgun, pointed it at her, and ordered her to move, threatening to shoot at her car. At one point, he showed the woman the inside of his backpack, which contained approximately three to four additional firearms. The victim then fled and reported the incident to a nearby police officer. Jamison was arrested within minutes, about a block away from the gas station. Officers discovered that he had a firearm in his front left pants pocket.


            Jamison absconded on July 10, 2017 from a halfway house where he had been placed while awaiting trial in the gun-related case. Then, on July 29, 2017, at approximately 10 p.m., MPD officers were dispatched to the sound of gunshots in the area of the 300 block of Anacostia Road SE. The victim was found on the ground with a gunshot wound to the leg. A subsequent investigation led to Jamison’s arrest on Sept. 15, 2017. He has been in custody ever since.


            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Liu commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department, including detectives from the Sixth Police District. She also expressed appreciation for the assistance provided by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff and the Violent Repeat Offender Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Finally, they commended the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorney Rizwan A. Qureshi, who prosecuted the matter.

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Updated January 26, 2018