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Judge sentences St. Louis man for armed robbery at Church’s Chicken

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO – United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry sentenced Daquan Marshall to 120 months in prison. The 26-year-old St. Louis resident pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of an armed robbery on July 7, 2020.

On December 21, 2018, around 10:15 p.m., employees of the Church’s Chicken located in the 900 block of N. Grand Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri, were cleaning the store after closing. While cleaning, the store manager heard knocking at the back door. The store manager went to the back door and asked who was knocking. Marshall identified himself by his nickname. The store manager knew Marshall because he was a former employee and had dated an employee. The manager told Marshall to go to the front door.

The store manager unlocked the front door and let Marshall inside the restaurant. Marshall pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the employees. Marshall ordered all the employees to put up their hands and threatened to shoot one employee when he resisted. Marshall pointed the gun at the store manager and ordered the store manager to open the safe. The store manager complied and triggered the silent alarm when opening the safe. The manager gave Marshall $300 from the safe and Marshall left restaurant.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and St Louis Metropolitan Police Department investigated the case. Special Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Szczucinski prosecuted the case for the United States Attorney’s Office as part of the Safer Streets Initiative. The initiative was launched by Attorney General Schmitt and former U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen in January of 2019 as an unprecedented state and federal partnership to prosecute violent crime in St. Louis.



Venton Blandin

Updated January 11, 2021

Violent Crime