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Harrisburg Man Sentenced To Over 15 Years In Prison For Robbery Spree

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Childes Neely, age 30, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 181 months' imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson for robbery and weapons offenses.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Childes Neely pled guilty to conspiring with four other individuals to commit a total of four armed robberies.  During a three-hour period on Saturday night, April 6, 2019, Neely’s co-conspirators wore masks and brandished guns, including an assault rifle, to rob five establishments in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Neely acted as the getaway driver on three of those robberies.  Neely also pled guilty to conspiring to rob, at gun point, a Rite Aid pharmacy in Harrisburg, on Monday, April 8, 2019.  Neely’s role in that robbery was as a masked gunman to help take cash and drugs from the pharmacy. 

A codefendant, Brandon Harris, age 29, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to conspiring to commit the robberies.  He was sentenced to 16 years of imprisonment. David Rinehardt, age 21, of Statesville, North Carolina, also pled guilty to conspiring to commit the robberies and was sentenced to over nine years in prison.

Kendrick Groover-Floyd, age 32, of Harrisburg, pled guilty to robbing the Rite Aid.  He is awaiting sentencing. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation brought this case in conjunction with the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Consiglio is prosecuting the case.

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Updated February 4, 2022

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