Judge sentences man for armed robberies and firearm offenses
ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced Deandre Wings to 168 months in prison today. The 32-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, three counts of armed robbery and two counts of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
Wings conspired with others from July 2018 through September 2018 to commit armed robberies at commercial establishments. On September 3, 2018, Deandre Wings served as the get-away driver; while his co-defendant (who Wings knew was armed) went into the store, showed a handgun, jumped over the counter and demanded employees open the safe. Wings’ co-defendant, who knocked over an elderly woman while jumping the counter, took off with $269.
On September 9, 2018, Deandre Wings, along with co-defendants, robbed a Metro PCS store on DaBaliviere Avenue. Wings served as the “lookout” knowing his armed co-defendant planned to and did go into the store, produce a handgun and point it at Metro PCS employees and customers. The co-defendant demanded money, produced a bag and the employee complied by putting money in the bag.
Again on September 9, 2018, Deandre Wings along with co-defendants, robbed another Metro PCS, this one on Page Avenue. Deandre Wings, who was waiting in one of the getaway cars, drove off after the robbery with the other defendants. During the robbery, Wings’ co-defendant entered the store, pointed a handgun at an employee, and ordered the employee to remove the cash from the register. The employee complied and provided $150 in U.S. currency from the register.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Paul D’Agrosa is handling the case.