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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Serial Robber Of Adult Entertainment Stores Pleads Guilty

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Dwayne Fitzgerald Jackson, Jr. (23, Tampa) has pleaded guilty to seven counts of commercial robbery and one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, between June 4, 2014, and continuing until July 30, 2014, Jackson robbed seven commercial businesses, including Xtreme Adult Book and Video Store, Adult World Supercenter Store, and X-mart Adult Supercenter. He was arrested on July 30, 2015, after robbing Xtreme Adult Book and Video Store for the second time. During each robbery, Jackson brandished a firearm.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carlton C. Gammons.

This is another case prosecuted as a 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, is 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 to reduce violence in our communities.

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Updated July 22, 2015