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Monday, November 20, 2017

Forest Heights Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Robbery And Attempted Robbery


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Greenbelt, Maryland – On Friday, November 17, 2017, U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Sean Lamar Jordan, age 43, of Forest Heights, Maryland, to ten years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release on charges of Robbery, Attempted Robbery and Using, Carrying, and Brandishing of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.


The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office; Chief Douglas Holland of the Hyattsville Police Department and Chief Henry P. Stawinski III of the Prince George’s County Police.


According to his plea agreement, in June 2015, Jordan conspired with Ronnie Anthony Ingram, Jr. and William Eugene Nolan to rob cell-phone stores in Beltsville, Maryland and Hyattsville, Maryland. Among other things, Jordan provided Nolan with a loaded handgun to use during the robberies, and he also provided information to Nolan and Ingram concerning the target stores, in order to facilitate their crimes.


On June 27, 2015, Nolan and Ingram, having been armed and informed by Jordan, entered into a cell-phone store in Beltsville, Maryland, wearing black ski masks.  Nolan pointed the handgun at employee and demanded to be taken to the safe, where Nolan, Ingram, and Jordan believed that certain valuable cellular telephones were located.  But upon discovering that there was no safe, Nolan struck one of the employees with the gun, and he and Ingram fled from the store without taking any goods.

Later that same day, Jordan advised Nolan and Ingram of a nearby cell-phone store in Hyattsville, which Jordan believed was a good robbery target.  Jordan, Nolan, and Ingram went to that store, and Jordan again provided information to facilitate the robbery.  That evening, Nolan and Ingram entered that store wearing ski masks, with Nolan again bearing a gun.  After threatening employees, they stole approximately 34 electronic devices, valued at approximately $20,390, and escaped in a car that they had parked nearby.

Following the successful robbery of the Beltsville store, Nolan and Ingram met with Jordan, and Nolan returned Jordan’s handgun.  Nolan and Ingram also gave Jordan the majority of the stolen goods, so that Jordan and others could sell them for cash. Jordan later provided Nolan and Ingram approximately $1,700 each as payment for their roles in the robbery.

Jordan’s co-defendants have previously pleaded guilty.  Ingram was sentenced to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and Nolan was sentenced to 74 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. 


Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning praised the FBI, the Hyattsville Police, the Prince George’s County Police, and the Alexandria (Virginia) Police for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Packard and Thomas Sullivan who prosecuted the case.


Updated November 20, 2017