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

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Greenville Man Sentenced To 121 Months For Robbery

GREENVILLE – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Markeith DEVON WILSON, 27, of Greenville, North Carolina, to 121 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release and restitution.

WILSON was named in an Indictment filed on November 12, 2014, charging him with possession of a firearm by a felon, robbery affecting interstate commerce, and brandishing a firearm during the robbery.  On  January 6, 2015, WILSON pled guilty to the robbery and brandishing a firearm charges.

According to the investigation, on January 31, 2014, WILSON robbed employees of Popeye’s Chicken in Greenville, North Carolina.  WILSON, armed with a shotgun, approached an employee taking the trash out of the business.  As the employee re-entered the store, WILSON forced his way in and pointed the shotgun at the manager.  WILSON pulled the trigger but the shotgun failed to discharge.  WILSON stole $400 in cash from the business.  When law enforcement arrived, the manager advised officers that the suspect had recently been in the business.  The manager recognized the suspect, who was missing a front tooth and had a distinctive stutter.  WILSON was subsequently identified in a line-up

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greenville Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Rudy E. Renfer represented the government.

Violent Crime
Updated September 8, 2015