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Final Member Of Violent Robbery Organization Sentenced To More Than 25 Years In Federal Prison

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

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich today sentenced Antonio Marquis Roddy, a/k/a “Lil Head” (32, Apopka) to 25 years and 4 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, and using or carrying a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

Roddy had pleaded guilty on September 12, 2018.

According to court documents, from at least May 2015 and continuing through July 20, 2017, co-defendant Marion Dwight, Jr. conspired with Roddy and others to commit multiple armed robberies and burglaries of several local drug dealers. To date, the FBI has identified at least 14 armed robberies and 4 armed burglaries that were committed by Dwight and his coconspirators. The conspirators discharged and otherwise brandished firearms during each of the robberies and burglaries.

In January 2016, Roddy and his coconspirators, Michael James Baker, a/k/a “Bake,” and Fredrick James Burney, Jr. a/k/a “Frido,” forced their way inside a residence in Kissimmee in search of narcotics and cash. While inside, they held three women and three children at gunpoint and stated that, if the victims complied, no one would die. Roddy and his coconspirators stole approximately $95,000 in cash from the home and divided the proceeds amongst themselves.

A few months later, in April 2016, Roddy and Burney attempted to rob a residence in Lakeland in search of narcotics and cash. The victim, however, returned to the home during the course of the attempted robbery and a shoot-out resulted. Roddy and Burney fled, but not before Burney stole a firearm from the residence. Roddy was shot in the knee and was treated at a nearby hospital.

Roddy was the last member of the Polk County-based criminal organization to be sentenced. Roddy’s coconspirators have been sentenced as noted below:


Age, Residence

Federal Prison Sentence Imposed

Bradney Henry McGary

32, Lakeland

19 years and 2 months

Sherrod Raeshad Gordon,

a/k/a “Hott”

32, Tampa

29 years and 8 months

Marion Dwight, Jr.

a/k/a “Woe,”

a/k/a “Woe Money”

31, Lakeland

23 years

Michael James Baker,

a/k/a “Bake,”

a/k/a “Maserati”

35, Clearwater

19 years and 6 months

Fredrick James Burney, Jr.,

a/k/a “Frido”

a/k/a “Free”

28, Clearwater

30 years

Jevin Michael Stone

30, Lakeland

23 years and 5 months

Shamar Lajuan Thomas

a/k/a “Baby”

27, Clearwater

35 years

           This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lisa M. Thelwell.

Updated November 14, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime