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Cleveland man sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for armed robbery in Cleveland Heights

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

A Cleveland man was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for robbing a Family Dollar store in Cleveland Heights, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Cleveland Office.

Keyonte Oates, aka Keyontae Berry, aka “Pacco,” 23, was previously found guilty of one count of interference with commerce by means of robbery and one count of using and carrying a firearm during and In relation to a crime of violence. He was sentenced to 114 months in prison.

Oates and others attempted to rob the Family Dollar store on September 23, 2014. A firearm was brandished during the incident, 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, and the Cleveland Heights Police Department.


Updated January 7, 2016

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