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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Washington, DC Man Sentenced To Over Nine Years In Prison For Two Armed Robberies In Prince George’s County

Greenbelt, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Gregory Evans, age 28, of Washington, DC, today to 114 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

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; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler.

According to Evans’ plea agreement, on January 22, 2014, Evans and others robbed a store in the 4100 block of Southern Avenue in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Evans and a co-conspirator forced a store employee at gunpoint to open the cash register. While Evans was taking the money from the cash register, his co-conspirator placed a gun to the head of a second victim and stole $785 from the victim’s pockets.

A little over an hour later, Evans and two co-conspirators entered a liquor store located in the 3300 block of Walters Lane in District Heights, Maryland. Evans brandished a black handgun, jumped over the counter, pointed the gun at store employees and ordered the employees to lie on the ground. A second co-conspirator brandished a silver handgun and stood by the front door. A third co-conspirator jumped the counter and removed money from a cash register. Evans then pointed his gun at one of the employees and ordered the employee to open another cash register. Evans took the money from that register, opened another cash register and removed money from that register as well. Evans and the co-conspirators then left the liquor store, got into a van and fled the area.

A witness saw Evans and the co-conspirators leave the store and followed them. The witness called 911 and relayed a partial Maryland tag number. Law enforcement located the van and pursued the van into Washington DC, where the van came to a stop near 57th Street and Clay Place, NE. Officers saw individuals exit the van and run away. Officers apprehended Evans and co-defendant, Donnell Calloway.

Donnell Calloway, age 28, of Washington, DC, is charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. He is currently in federal custody on charges filed in Washington, D.C.

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 Thomas M. Sullivan 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