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Cleveland man sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for armed robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A Cleveland man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for multiple armed robberies of Family Dollar and Dollar General stores in Northeast Ohio, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Office.

Quentin Blade, 31, was sentenced to 190 months in prison. He previously pleaded guilty to multiple counts of conspiring to interfere with commerce by means of robbery, interference with commerce by means of robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Nicholas Daniel, 24, of Cleveland, also pleaded guilty to several counts related to his role in the conspiracy. Daniel is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

Between August 6, 2014, and September 24, 2014, Blade and Daniel conspired to rob numerous retail stores in Cleveland and East Cleveland. These stores include the Dollar General at 13741 Euclid Ave., Dollar General at 5133 Superior Ave., Dollar General at 2966 E. 116 Street, Dollar General at 2272 E. 55 Street (twice), Family Dollar at 1250 E. 105 Street and Dollar General at 9111 Miles Ave, according to court documents.

Blade and Daniel carried and brandished firearms during the incidents, according to court documents.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney M. Kendra Klump following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland Division, the Cleveland Division of Police, and the East Cleveland Police Department and with the assistance of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

Updated August 27, 2015

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