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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 24, 2014

Orlando Area Men Found Guilty Of Multiple Armed Robberies

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against Keenan Davis (27, Poinciana) and Kelsey Coffee (28, Apopka). Davis was convicted of six counts of robbery affecting interstate commerce and two counts of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 32 years, up to life, in prison on the firearm offenses, and up to 20 years for each of the robbery offenses. Coffee was convicted of four counts of robbery and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He faces a minimum mandatory prison sentence of 7 years, up to life, imprisonment on the firearm offense, and up to 20 years for each of the robbery offenses. Their sentencing hearings are scheduled for February 12, 2015. Both men were originally indicted on June 26, 2014.

According to evidence presented at trial, Davis and Coffee robbed multiple retail establishments, a McDonald’s, and a Sweetbay Supermarket in 2013. During the trial, many of the victims testified that they were pepper-sprayed, zip-tied, and duct-taped while Davis, Coffee, and other co-conspirators conducted the robberies.

On September 7, 2013, after committing several previous robberies, Davis and Coffee entered the Nike Factory Store at the Ellenton Premium Outlets, with a Beretta Airsoft gun.  Moses Patterson, Danoris Scott, Tiandre Rogers, and Jamal Tillman acted as lookouts.  Following this robbery, all six individuals were arrested by deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Patterson, Scott, and Rogers each previously pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and two counts of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. They are scheduled to be sentenced on February 12, 2015. Tillman previously pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He was sentenced on November 20, 2014, to six years and eight months in federal prison.     

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Apopka Police Department, the Plant City Police Department, and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn P. Napier.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy.  United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Regina Lombardo, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, are coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. It is also a part of ATF’s Frontline Strategy on reducing violent crime in communities.

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Updated January 26, 2015