Former Jacksonville Man Sentenced For Robbery
NEW BERN – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that yesterday in federal court, Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced carlos devaughn varnell , 26, of Mississippi, formerly of Jacksonville, North Carolina, to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.
VARNELL was named in an Indictment filed on April 4, 2013, charging him with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery and Hobbs Act Robbery; aiding and abetting. On August 15, 2013, VARNELL pled guilty to those charges.
According to the investigation, VARNELL was the driver of a car, stopped by the Jacksonville Police Department on April 30, 2012, shortly after a cab driver reported being robbed at gunpoint by two males. Two firearms were recovered from Varnell’s car, and both Varnell and his passenger were charged with the robbery.