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District of Maryland

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Armed Robber Exiled To Over 13 Years In Prison

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Davon Stephon Williams, age 23, of Washington, D.C, today to 162 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for two counts of robbery and using a gun during a robbery. Judge Titus further ordered that Williams pay restitution of $242,248.53.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to his plea agreement, on October 7, 2011, Williams and a co-conspirator, both armed with handguns, entered the cash office in a Walmart in Hyattsville, Maryland and demanded money from employees. The gunmen fled the store with $140,000 and sped away in a stolen van.

On January 9, 2012, Williams and his co-conspirators robbed the Down Town Locker Room in Forestville, Maryland of $1,248.53. Employees were outside the store, in the process of closing the front door and leaving to take store money to the bank. Williams and his co-conspirators pulled up in a mini-van. At least two co-conspirators aimed handguns at the employees. One of the co-conspirators held a handgun to the head of an employee who was an armed security guard and took her firearm. The conspirators fled after receiving the store money.

On January 16, 2012, a co-conspirator of Williams and co-defendant Jeffery Adams confronted an employee of Garda Cash Logistics who was carrying a bag containing $88,659.03 in cash and $13,337.90 in checks from the Bowie Walmart store to a Garda armored transport vehicle parked in front of the store. The robber pointed his handgun at the Garda employee and demanded the money. After the Garda employee complied, the robber ran with the money bag into a stolen van occupied by Williams, Adams and others. The van sped away and was located shortly thereafter. Williams’ cell phone was found inside the van.

In addition to actively participating in these robberies, Williams helped plan and prepare these crimes.

Jeffery Louis Adams, age 34, of Washington, D.C., previously pleaded guilty to his participation in the January 16 robbery and to two other robberies: a bank in Lexington Park, Maryland, stealing $109,750; and a credit union in Clinton, Maryland, stealing $100,427. Adams is scheduled to be sentenced on December 16, 2013.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney William D. Moomau and Special Assistant United States Attorney Gerald A. A. Collins, a cross designated Maryland Assistant Attorney General assigned to Exile cases, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015