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Montgomery Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Committing Armed Robbery and Discharging a Firearm During the Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Alabama

           Montgomery, Alabama – Today, United States Attorney Jonathan S. Ross announced that a federal judge sentenced 21-year-old Jamarcus Dewayne Hatcher, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, to 360 months in prison for his role in a 2023-armed robbery. 

           According to his plea agreement and video evidence collected from the scene, on April 6, 2023, Hatcher entered a gas station in Hope Hull, Alabama and walked to the counter. Hatcher pulled a pistol out of his pocket and pointed it at the cashier, then told the cashier to “give me all the money.” After the cashier handed Hatcher the cash from the register, which was approximately $90, Hatcher demanded to know where the cameras were located. Hatcher then walked into the side office area and shot into a device that he believed to be the security DVR. Hatcher quickly exited the station and fled on foot.

           On January 22, 2024, Hatcher pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act robbery and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. When pronouncing Hatcher’s sentence during the May 1, 2024, sentencing hearing, the judge also considered five separate armed robberies or attempted armed robberies of gas station convenience stores and walk-up restaurants. These incidents occurred in March or April of 2023 and involved Hatcher.

           The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Montgomery Police Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case, with assistance from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney John J. Geer prosecuted the case.

Updated May 2, 2024

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