DALLAS — Two north Texas men were convicted late this morning by a federal jury on an array of federal charges stemming from their armed robberies of several Murphy Oil gas/convenience stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in June 2014, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Andre Levon Glover, 21, and Maurice Lamont Davis, 28, both of Fort Worth, Texas, were each convicted on one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and two counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of, a crime of violence. In addition, Glover was convicted on four counts, and Davis on two counts, of interference with commerce by robbery. Davis was also convicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The government presented evidence at trial that the defendants committed armed robberies of Murphy Oil USA stores located at: 170 N. Interstate 35E in Lancaster, Texas, on June 16, 2014; 3102 W. Wheatland Road in Dallas on June 21, 2014; 950 N. Walnut Creek Drive in Mansfield, Texas, on June 22, 2014; and 100 Walton Way in Midlothian, Texas, also on June 22, 2014. They used a sawed-off shotgun to rob these stores at gunpoint and steal thousands of dollars of cigarettes from each of the locations and nearly $10,000 in cash from one of the locations. After the last robbery, they led police on a high-speed chase before being arrested.
Each defendant faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine for the conspiracy conviction and each robbery conviction. Each of the firearm offenses carries a maximum statutory penalty of life in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The felon in possession count carries a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
Sentencing is set for March 17, 2016, before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Alvarado, Dallas, Lancaster, Mansfield, and Midlothian Police Departments investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Kull and Brian McKay are in charge of the prosecution.
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