Baltimore, Maryland – Davontay Conner, age 27, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty yesterday to the armed robbery of a jewelry store and to using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Commissioner Richard Worley of the Baltimore Police Department.
According to his guilty plea, on October 13, 2019, Conner and three co-conspirators robbed a jewelry store in Baltimore. During the robbery, four masked men entered the store with guns. While three of the robbers held up the security guard at gunpoint, Conner used a hammer to smash a display case and steal several pieces of jewelry. Conner and his co-conspirators then fled the store, with one of the robbers firing a shot back toward the store. The robbers escaped in a waiting SUV. Another shot was fired from inside the vehicle, breaking the rear window and leaving glass in the parking lot.
Conner and the government have agreed that, if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Conner will be sentenced to between seven and 10 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander has scheduled sentencing for January 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
United States Attorney Erek L. Barron commended the FBI and the Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney LaRai Everett, who is prosecuting the case.
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