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Press Release

Dollar General Armed Robbers Sentenced

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

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Nyneson S. Jeudy, 21, and Jarrett J. Sutton, 22, both of Moultrie, Georgia, were sentenced on Monday, October 28, 2013, in Valdosta, Georgia by Senior United States District Judge Hugh Lawson for armed robbery of the Dollar General, a large multistate retailer, in Coolidge, Georgia.  Mr. Jeudy was sentenced to serve one hundred forty-one (141) months imprisonment.  Mr. Sutton was sentenced to serve seventy (70) months imprisonment.  As part of the sentence, Mr. Jeudy and Mr. Sutton will each pay restitution to the Dollar General in the amount of $2,300.00 and a total of $47.00 to two employees of the store at the time of the robbery.

In his plea of guilty, Mr. Jeudy admitted to carrying and pointing a firearm at employees when he entered the Dollar General on March 22, 2010.  Although Mr. Sutton admitted to participating in the robbery of the store and the employees, he did not possess a firearm at the time of the robbery.  The store’s videotape of the robbery confirmed Mr. Sutton’s statement and exposed that Mr. Jeudy was armed with both a rifle and a handgun.

“This case is another example of the senseless use of a firearm during a crime.  The sentences imposed will give both Mr. Jeudy and Mr. Sutton a long time to think about what they did.  When you use a gun in a crime, you can expect to spend a long, long time in prison,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.

The case was investigated jointly by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office and the Coolidge, Georgia Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert McCullers prosecuted the case for the Government.

Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.

Updated February 19, 2015