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Greensboro Man Sentenced to 15 ½ Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery of Greensboro Businesses

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

GREENSBORO, N.C. - On Friday, January 13, 2022, a judge in federal district court sentenced a Greensboro resident, JAMES DENNARD SQUIRE, to seven concurrent 186-month prison terms, announced United States Attorney Sandra J. Hairston of the Middle District of North Carolina.

SQUIRE, age 36, pleaded guilty on July 12, 2022, to all seven Hobbs robberies charged in the Indictment.

Evidence showed that SQUIRE robbed the following Greensboro businesses between October 18, 2020, and November 13, 2020: Circle K, 3700 Groometown Road; Walgreens, 300 E. Cornwallis Drive; CVS, 309 E. Cornwallis Drive; Crossroads Exxon, 5800 W. Market Street; Handy Kwik Shop, 2103 E. Cone Boulevard; Walgreens, 3001 E. Market Street; and Great Stops, 5412 W. Market Street. Amounts taken from store clerks during the robberies ranged from $3,177 to $138. In six of the seven robberies a firearm was brandished.

At sentencing, United States District Judge Catherine C. Eagles imposed a 186-month term of imprisonment for each of the seven robberies, the sentences being ordered to run concurrently. SQUIRE was also ordered to pay $10,674.44 in restitution and to serve concurrent 3-year terms of federal supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Greensboro Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Clifton T. Barrett and former Assistant United States Attorney Veronica L. Edmisten.


Updated January 13, 2023