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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Dallas Man Who Committed the Armed Robberies of Two Convenience Stores in One Day is Sentenced to 384 Months in Federal Prison on Felony Offenses

During One of the Robberies, Defendant Shot at Individual in Store

DALLAS — A Dallas man, Marcus Fulbright, 25, of Dallas, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to serve a total of 384 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea to felony offenses stemming from his armed robbery of two 7-Eleven stores in the Dallas area in 2013, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Fulbright pleaded guilty in April 2016 to two counts of using, carrying, or brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

According to documents filed in the case, on October 9, 2013, Fulbright entered the 7-Eleven located at 757 E. Beltline Road in DeSoto, Texas, at approximately 4:15 a.m. with the express intent to rob it.  Fulbright brandished a semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at the store clerk, and demanded money.  Fulbright took money from the cash register and fled.

That same morning, just a few minutes later, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Fulbright entered the 7-Eleven located at 640 Pleasant Run in Lancaster, Texas, with the specific intent to rob it.  Fulbright brandished a semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at the store clerk and demanded money from the cash register.  As the clerk struggled to open the cash register, another individual in the store rushed at Fulbright, and Fulbright then pointed his handgun at this individual and discharged a single shot at him.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dallas, DeSoto and Lancaster Police Departments.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani was in charge of the prosecution.

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Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated November 3, 2016