St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robberies
St. Louis, MO –Jerrinon Tate, 28, of St. Louis, MO, pleaded guilty to two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He appeared today before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey who accepted his plea and set his sentencing date for August 13, 2019.
According to the plea agreement, on June 21, 2018 at 1:00 a.m., Tate entered the Quik Trip located at 10845 Lilac in Bellefontaine Neighbors. He displayed a black semi-automatic pistol to the clerk and demanded money from the case drawer.
On June 21, 2018 at 7:30 a.m., Tate entered the Moto Mart located at 11005 Riverview Drive in the City of St. Louis. He displayed a black semi-automatic pistol and demanded that the clerk give him money.
On June 21, 2018 at 7:20 p.m., Tate entered the Family Dollar store located at 8971 Halls Ferry, St. Louis, Missouri. Tate displayed a firearm, demanded money, and threatened to shoot an employee if he/she did not comply.
In the armed robberies, the total combined cash that Tate took was approximately $847.
The firearms charges carry penalties of not less than seven years nor more than life and/or fine of $250,000 on each count consecutive to any other sentence imposed. Accordingly, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of 14 years and a maximum possible penalty of life imprisonment. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this case.