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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Richmond Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery

RICHMOND, Va. – Marcus Deante Bennett, 32, of Richmond, was sentenced today to 324 months in prison for robbery and brandishing a firearm.

Bennett pleaded guilty on Aug. 11, 2014. According to court documents, on Jan. 9, 2015, Bennett and another individual robbed a McDonald’s restaurant in Henrico. Bennett, who entered the restaurant armed with a black revolver and wearing a mask, approached the restaurant manager and brandished the firearm, ordering the manager to hand over the money in the safe.  Bennett then went to the drive through window cashier and forced the cashier to hand over an additional sum of money.  In addition to this crime, Bennett admitted to committing three additional armed robberies.  Bennett was also given additional prison time for having violated the terms of his federal supervised release related to a series of armed robberies he participated in 12 years ago.    

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer. Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Mastandrea-Miller prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:15cr134.

Violent Crime
Updated February 4, 2016