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Beaumont Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Armed Robbery of Dollar Store

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

BEAUMONT, Texas – A Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

Kenderious DaShawn Coleman, 20, pleaded guilty on Feb. 14, 2022 to Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

According to court documents, on Sep. 10, 2021, law enforcement officers responded to a call regarding an armed robbery at the Dollar General on Fannett Road.  Upon arrival, store employees gave a description of a man, later identified as Coleman, wearing a dark colored face mask and carrying a distinctive patterned backpack.  Coleman pointed a pistol at an employee while demanding money.  During the robbery, Coleman struck a store employee in the face with the pistol, before fleeing on foot with approximately $1,500 from the store safe.  Coleman was arrested nearby a short time later with the pistol and stolen money on him.

Coleman was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 6, 2021. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph R. Batte.

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Updated August 19, 2022

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses