Oxford Man Sentenced To 146 Months For Hobbs Act Robbery And Firearm Charge
RALEIGH – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced SHAQUAN DONDREL MANSON , 19, of Oxford to 146 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release. The court also imposed a fine.
MANSON was named in an Indictment filed on January 21, 2014, charging him with Conspiracy to commit a Hobbs Act Robbery, a Hobbs Act Robbery and Aiding and Abetting; and Using, Carrying, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. On July 10, 2014, MANSON pled guilty to the Hobbs Act Robbery and to Carrying, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm during and in relation to a Crime of Violence.
According to the investigation, on July 7, 2013, MANSON and an accomplice entered Bowen’s Mini Mart located in Oxford, North Carolina, wearing ski masks and possessing handguns. Upon entering the store, the robbers ordered the customers and the store clerk to lie on the ground. One customer was kicked in the side. Manson then walked behind the counter, pointed his firearm at the clerk’s head, and ordered her to stand up and open the cash registers. The clerk complied, and provided MANSON with $2,500 in U.S. currency. MANSON then directed the clerk to lie on the ground with the customers. MANSON and his accomplice then fled the scene. After MANSON exited the store, he fired his weapon once towards the store. The discharged round struck the front door of the business.
On or about August 10, 2013, MANSON was arrested in Person County, North Carolina. MANSON had in his possession, at arrest, a backpack containing ski masks and gloves, and a firearm in his pants. In a subsequent interview with investigators, MANSON admitted to robbing Bowen’s Mini Mart and to possessing a firearm during the robbery.
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 and the Granville County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette prosecuted the case for the government.