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Raleigh BP Gas Station Robber Sentenced to 84 months’ Imprisonment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. – A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 84 months in federal prison for robbing the BP Gas station located at 4330 Louisburg Road in Raleigh.

According to court documents, on August 15, 2019, officers of the Raleigh Police Department, responded to a BP gas station regarding an armed robbery.  The store clerk advised the suspect, later identified as Demarius Jerrad Morris, 29, entered the store, brandished a firearm at him/her, and demanded money.  The clerk provided Morris with $65 of U.S. currency with an attached a GPS tracker.  Police dispatch monitored the tracker and advised responding officers of the tracker’s location.  Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle and detained Morris, who matched the description of the robbery suspect.  During a search of the vehicle, officers seized the stack of U.S. currency, a loaded firearm, and various ammunition. 

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II.

The Raleigh Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel W. Smith  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:20-CR-00195-BO.


Updated March 2, 2021

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