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District Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison For Series of 10 Home Burglaries in Southeast Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Admitted Committing 18 Burglaries Over One Year

            WASHINGTON – Gererd Hall, 25, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to six years in prison for a series of residential burglaries, mostly targeting the Greenway Apartment Complex in Southeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced.


            Hall pled guilty in March 2017, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to 10 counts of second-degree burglary for offenses committed on different dates. The plea, which was contingent upon the Court’s approval, called for an agreed-upon sentence of six years in prison. The Honorable Kimberley S. Knowles accepted the plea today and sentenced Hall accordingly. Following his prison term, Hall will be placed on three years of supervised release.


            According to the government’s evidence, between July of 2015 and July of 2016, Hall was responsible for a total of 18 burglaries of apartment units, taking items including cash, numerous televisions, laptops, video game consoles, and jewelry. Most of Hall’s crimes involved entering Washington, D.C. apartments through unlocked windows, then carrying out the items through the front door. He targeted apartment units mostly in the Greenway Apartment Complex, which was in close proximity to his own home.


            In his plea, Hall admitted to committing crimes on these 10 dates and at these locations:


  • July 15, 2015, about 10 p.m.: 3500 block of A Street SE.

  • August 18, 2015, about 11:30 p.m.: 3400 block of A Street SE.

  • September 19, 2015, about 5:45 p.m.: 400 block of 37th Place SE.

  • October 18, 2015, about 12:45 a.m.: 3500 block of A Street SE.

  • November 12, 2015, about 11:30 p.m.: 3400 block of B Street SE.

  • January 31, 2016, about 9:15 p.m.: 3500 block of East Capitol Street SE.

  • February 28, 2016, about 10 p.m.: 3500 block of East Capitol Street SE.

  • April 1, 2016, about 11:15 p.m.: 3800 block of Bay Lane SE.

  • April 11, 2016, about 11:55 p.m.: 200 block of 36th Street SE.

  • July 18, 2016, about 7:15 p.m.: 3500 block of B Street SE.


            Hall was arrested on July 18, 2016.


            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of those who investigated the case from Metropolitan Police Department, especially the detectives of the Sixth Police District. He acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rizwan Qureshi and Kathryn Rakoczy and Paralegal Specialist Richard Cheatham. Finally, he commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Ahmed Baset, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

Updated June 9, 2017

Press Release Number: 17-126