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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 21, 2019

District Man Sentenced to Seven-Year Prison Term for Committing Armed Robbery While on Supervised Release

           WASHINGTON – Michael Jenkins, 29, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to seven years in prison for brandishing a firearm during a robbery over the July 4th weekend of 2019, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu.

           Jenkins pled guilty in September 2019, in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia to one count of armed robbery, which carries a mandatory-minimum sentence of five years in prison. The Honorable Robert Okun sentenced Jenkins. Upon release, he will be placed on supervised release for five years.

           According to the government’s evidence, on July 6, 2019, Jenkins approached the victim outside of a gas station in the 900 block of Florida Avenue, Northwest. He brandished a firearm while demanding the victim’s belongings. The victim dropped his keys, which Jenkins picked up before driving away in the victim’s car. When Jenkins committed the armed robbery, he was on supervised release for a 2015 firearms-related conviction, and now will face revocation of his supervised release in that case.

           In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Liu commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. She acknowledged the work of those who handled the case at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Antoinette Sakamsa and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Carroll, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

Press Release Number: 
19-220
Updated December 4, 2019