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Rocky Mount Man Sentenced For Robbery And Firearm Offense

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

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced CHRISTOPHER LEE SILVER, 33, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina to 144 months imprisonment for robbery and brandishing a firearm, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

SILVER was named in a two count Indictment filed on January 7, 2015 charging him with interference with commerce by robbery; and use, carry and brandish of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.  On February 22, 2016, SILVER pleaded guilty to both charges. 

According to the investigation, on May 12, 2013, SILVER entered a gas station in Battleboro, North Carolina and directed a customer not to move at gunpoint.  SILVER then approached the cashier, brandished the handgun and demanded money and cigarettes.  SILVER removed the drawer from the cash register looking for additional money.  SILVER’s fingerprint was recovered from the cash register drawer.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rocky Mount Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Dena King represented the government. 

Updated May 27, 2016