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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Armed Robberies in the Central West End

St. Louis, MO – Brandon Mardell Woods, 35, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence for his involvement in two robberies in the Central West End.  Woods appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey who accepted his plea and set his sentencing date for January 27, 2020.

According to court documents, on June 17, 2018, a victim was walking to her vehicle when Woods approached her, pointed a firearm at her, and ordered her into her vehicle.  Woods got into the driver’s seat and directed the victim into the passenger seat.  Victim complied and Woods drove the victim’s vehicle to an ATM where he withdrew $500.00 from the victim’s bank account.

On June 19, 2018, two victims were seated in their vehicle when Woods got into the backseat, pointed a firearm at them, and ordered one of the victims to drive him to an ATM.  Once at the ATM, Woods directed one of the victims to withdraw money from her bank account.  She withdrew $200.00 from her account and gave it to Woods.

On June 20, 2018, officers of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department arrested Woods and found him to be in possession of a firearm.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Circuit Attorney’s Office investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Roy is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated October 10, 2019