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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Henderson Man Sentenced To 241 Months For String Of Robberies In Granville County

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced JOHNNIE ANTHONY MANSON, 24, of Henderson to 241 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

MANSON was named in a Criminal Information filed on August 14, 2015, charging him with Armed Bank Robbery, Aiding and Abetting; two counts of Hobbs Act Robbery and Aiding and Abetting; and Discharging a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence and Aiding and Abetting.  On September 28, 2015, MANSON pled guilty to all four counts and he agreed to pay restitution of $1,715 to SunTrust Bank, $2,815.02 to Bowen’s Mini Mart, and $3,847 to Berea Mini Mart.  Shaquan Manson was previously sentenced to 166 months imprisonment on November 17, 2014, for his involvement in the Bowens Mini Mart robbery and discharge of a firearm.

On March 20, 2013, JOHNNIE MANSON and another entered the SunTrust Bank located in Creedmoor, wearing masks and possessing a firearm.  They left the bank with $1,715 in U.S. Currency.  

On July 7, 2013, MANSON and his brother, Shaquan Manson, entered Bowen’s Mini Mart located in Oxford, North Carolina, wearing ski masks and possessing a handgun.  The two left with $2,500 in U.S. currency.  While leaving Bowen’s, a shot was fired back in to the store.

On August 2, 2013, JOHNNIE MANSON, and another, entered the Berea Mini Mart located in Oxford, North Carolina, wearing a mask and gloves.  The two approached the cashier, pointed the firearm at the cashier, and demanded money.  The cashier complied and provided them with $3,847 in U.S. currency.

This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Creedmoor Police Department, the State Bureau of Investigation, and the Granville County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case for the government. 

Updated April 21, 2016