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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Federal Jury Convicts Fort Worth Man of Five Counts of Robbery and Gun Charges

FORT WORTH – Following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor, a federal jury has convicted Nathaniel Roshaun Bowens, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, of five counts relating to the robbery of T-Mobile stores, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Bowens was convicted of one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, two counts of interference 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. The conspiracy count carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Each interference with commerce by robbery count a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Each firearm count carries a maximum statutory penalty of life in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Bowens has been in custody since his arrest in January 2017. Sentencing has been set for July 17, 2017.

According to evidence presented at trial, on October 5, 2015 Bowens entered the T-Mobile store located at 1801 Eastchase Parkway #115, Fort Worth, Texas, and obtained numerous cellular phones and other assorted electronics from the T-Mobile employees by threatened force, violence, and fear of immediate injury to the employees by using and brandishing a firearm.

On March 7, 2016, Bowens entered the T-Mobile store located at 981 N. Walnut Creek, Mansfield, Texas, and obtained numerous electronic devices and money from T-Mobile employees by threatened force, violence, and fear of immediate injury to the employees by using and brandishing a firearm.

On June 28, 2016, Bowens entered the T-Mobile store located at 2205 W. IH-20, Grand Prairie, Texas, and obtained numerous electronic devices and money from T-Mobile employees by threatened force, violence, and fear of immediate injury to the employees by using and brandishing a firearm.

On August 29, 2016, Bowens attempted to enter the T-Mobile store located at 3524 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas, to obtain numerous electronic devices and money from T-Mobile employees by threatened force, violence, and fear of immediate injury to the employees by using and brandishing a firearm but was unsuccessful.

On September 4, 2016, Bowens attempted to enter the T-Mobile store located at 2209 W. Berry St., Fort Worth, Texas, to obtain numerous electronic devices and money from T-Mobile employees by threatened force, violence, and fear of immediate injury to the employees by using and brandishing a firearm but was unsuccessful.

On September 4, 2016, Bowens entered the T-Mobile store located at 3524 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas, and obtained numerous electronic devices and money from T-Mobile employees by threatened force, violence, and fear of immediate injury to the employees by using and brandishing a firearm.

The case was investigated by the FBI, Fort Worth Police Department, Mansfield Police Department, Grand Prairie Police Department, Arlington Police Department, and the Dallas Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian Poe and Chris Wolfe prosecuted.

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Topic: 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated April 12, 2017