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Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Takoma Park Armed Robbery and Carjacking Shootings

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Investigation by FBI’s Cross Border Task Force Results in the Conviction of All Three Defendants in a Violent Robbery and Carjacking

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Tonnie Deonte Floyd, age 23, of Washington, D.C., today to 222 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for robbery, discharging a gun during the robbery and carjacking, in connection with an armored car robbery and a carjacking in which a victim was shot in the head and arm.

The sentenced was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; the members of the FBI Cross Border Task Force - Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Assistant Director in Charge Andrew G. McCabe of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington Field Office; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; Chief Cathy L. Lanier of the Metropolitan Police Department; and by Chief Alan Goldberg of the Takoma Park Police Department.

According to his plea agreement and court documents, on October 26, 2012, Floyd, Anthony Cannon, and Marcellus Freeman, driving a stolen Jeep, followed a Garda Cash Logistics armored transport vehicle to the Cricket store located in the 1300 block of University Boulevard East, Takoma Park, Maryland. A Garda employee went into the store and picked up a bag containing $3,911.  As the employee returned to the armored truck, he was confronted by two co-conspirators with guns. The Garda employee dropped the money bag and at least one co-conspirator fired a gun at the employee. The employee shot back. One of the co-conspirators picked up the money bag.  The co-conspirators ran back to the stolen Jeep. As the co-conspirators drove away, the employee continued to fire his handgun at the Jeep, striking a tire and the back window. Floyd was wounded in the shoulder during the gunfire.

The co-conspirators left the Jeep in a neighborhood nearby because it had a flat tire as a result of the shooting.  They saw a man entering a vehicle, and shot the man in the arm and head, causing permanent and life-threatening bodily injury, then stole his vehicle.  They drove the vehicle into the District of Columbia, where they set it on fire.

Marcellus Ramone Freeman, a/k/a Derrick Relando Pitts, age 24, also of Washington, D.C., previously pleaded guilty to robbery, discharging a gun during the robbery and carjacking.  Freeman and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts his plea agreement, Freeman will be sentenced to between 241 months and 30 years in prison at his sentencing on July 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

A federal jury convicted Anthony Terrell Cannon, age 26, of Washington, D.C., on September 12, 2014 of conspiracy, robbery, carjacking, two counts of discharging a gun during a crime of violence and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle. Cannon awaits sentencing.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI Baltimore and Washington Field Offices, the Prince George’s County and Montgomery County Police Departments, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Takoma Park Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys William D. Moomau and Bryan E. Foreman, who prosecuted the case.

Updated June 23, 2015

Violent Crime