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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Orlando Area Men Sentenced For String Of Armed Robberies

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, announces that United States District Judge Anne C. Conway today sentenced Keenan Davis (27, Poinciana), Kelsey Coffee (28, Kissimmee), Tiandre Rogers (25, Poinciana), Moses Patterson (23, Poinciana), and Danoris Scott (24, Poinciana) for their involvement in a string of armed robberies. Davis and Coffee were convicted following a jury trial in November 2014. Specifically, Davis was convicted of six counts of robbery and two counts of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Today, he was sentenced to 33 years and 4 months in federal prison. Coffee was convicted of four counts of robbery and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He was sentenced to 19 years and 6 months in federal prison.

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. Patterson was sentenced to 14 years and 3 months in federal prison, Scott received a sentence of 11 years and 3 months’ imprisonment, and Rogers was sentenced to 16 years and 5 months in federal prison. Another individual, Jamal Tillman (23, Poinciana), was previously sentenced on November 20, 2014, to 80 months in federal prison.

All of the individuals were originally indicted on June 26, 2014.

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

On September 7, 2013, after committing several other robberies, Davis and Coffee entered a Nike Factory Outlet Store at the Ellenton Outlets with a gun in Manatee County, while Patterson, Scott, Rogers, and Tillman acted as lookouts.  Following this robbery, all six were arrested by deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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 February 13, 2015