Temple Hills Man Sentenced To Over Nine Years In Prison For Commercial Robbery
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Greenbelt, Maryland – On May 11, 2018, United States District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Percy Raymond Jones, age 27, of Temple Hills, Maryland today to nine and a half years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for Interference with Interstate Commerce by Robbery and Using, Carrying, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Chief Henry P. Stawinski III of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
According to his plea agreement, on December 6, 2016, Jones and his co-conspirator, Javonte Jaquan Moore, age 23, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland robbed a business in District Heights, Maryland.
During the course of the robbery, Moore grabbed Victim 1, placed a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun to her head and back, and demanded that she open the cash register. Meanwhile, Jones took Victim 2 to the rear of the store where Victim 3, another employee, was stocking merchandise. Both Victim 2 and Victim 3 were forced to lie on the ground while Jones began filling duffel bags with video games. Moore then entered the rear of the store and began assisting Jones. Both Moore and Jones then fled out of the front door of the store with approximately four Sony PlayStation 4 gaming systems, approximately 46 assorted video games, and cash.
Shastri Gill, age 24, of Washington D.C. drove the getaway car, after previously entering the business and informing Jones of who was present.
During the robbery, Jones and Moore unwittingly took two GPS tracking devices. The GPS tracking devices led officers to an apartment building located on Alpine Street in District Heights, Maryland, where they were arrested.
Moore previously was sentenced to 114 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Gill was sentenced to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
United States Attorney Robert K. Hur praised the FBI Cross Border Task Force and the Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray D. McKenzie, who prosecuted the case.