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District Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Apartment Break-in in Northwest Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Fingerprints Later Linked Him to Crime

            WASHINGTON - Floyd Sellers, 55, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to three years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to a charge stemming from a break-in of an apartment in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced.

            Sellers pled guilty in March 2018, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to a charge of attempted burglary. He was sentenced by the Honorable Robert A. Salerno. Following his prison term, he will be placed on three years of supervised release.

            According to the government evidence, on July 24, 2016, at approximately 1 a.m., Sellers smashed the rear window of an apartment in the 1500 block of Church Street NW. He entered the apartment and stole some electronic devices, including an iPad, iPhone, laptop, and camera. No one was home at the time. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) later linked Sellers to the crime through fingerprints and other evidence and he was arrested in December 2016.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Liu commended the work of the detectives from MPD’s Second District, who investigated the case. She also expressed appreciation for the assistance provided by the District of Columbia Department of Forensic Sciences. Finally, she acknowledged the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorney Nurudeen Elias, who investigated and prosecuted the case with assistance from Assistant U.S. Attorney Veronica Sanchez.


Updated July 6, 2018

Press Release Number: 18-171