Woman Sentenced for Robbery and Firearm Offenses in Eastern North Carolina
RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced KINDRA DENISE ARNOLD, 45, of Warsaw, NC to 74 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release.
ARNOLD was named in a two-count Criminal Information filed on April 11, 2017. On May 22, 2017, ARNOLD subsequently pled guilty to one-count of Interference with Commerce by Robbery and Aiding and Abetting and one-count of Brandishing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence.
Between August 24, 2015, and May 15, 2016, a series of armed robberies occurred in the Eastern District of North Carolina and elsewhere. A total of seven robberies were conducted by various participants including ARNOLD. She was the driver for all seven robberies. ARNOLD drove co-conspirators to the, various stores including the U.S. Cellular Stores Beulaville, Kenansville, and Snow Hill. The Kenansville location was robbed on two separate occasions. ARNOLD pleaded guilty to the May 15, 2016 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.
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, the Kenansville Police Department, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, the Snow Hill Police Department, the Kinston Police Department, the New Bern Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the criminal investigation of this case. Assistant United States Attorneys S. Katherine Burnette handled the prosecution of this case for the government.