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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Federal Jury Convicts Two Dallas Men on Robbery Charges

DALLAS, Texas — Following a four-day trial, a federal jury has convicted Michael Wright, 28, and Rickey Cherry, 28, both of Dallas, of multiple robbery and firearm offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, on Monday a federal jury convicted Wright on three counts of interference with commerce by robbery, three counts of using, carrying, or brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  The jury also found Cherry guilty of two counts of interference with commerce by robbery and two counts of using, carrying, or brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  The two men are scheduled to be sentenced on August 22, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade.  A third defendant, Kameron Robinson, was charged in the same indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of using, carrying, or brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  He is scheduled for sentencing before Judge Kinkeade on June 21, 2018.

Evidence presented at trial showed that Wright and Robinson committed one robbery and that Wright committed two additional robberies with Cherry.  On January 2, 2015, Wright and Robinson used a handgun to rob an AT&T authorized retailer in Ennis, Texas, of cell phones and tablets.  Ennis Police Department discovered the men during their flight from the robbery, prompting a high-speed chase into Ellis County, where police were able to apprehend the men after they wrecked their vehicle and fled on foot.  Wright and Cherry used handguns to rob a Radio Shack store in Duncaville, Texas of cell phones and tablets on January 22, 2015, and an AT&T authorized retailer in Grand Prairie, Texas of cell phones and tablets on March 7, 2015.

The defendants’ sentences will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case with the assistance of Ennis Police Department, Duncanville Police Department, and Grand Prairie Police Department.  Section Chief Keith Robinson and Assistant United States Attorneys Gary Tromblay and Brian McKay are prosecuting the case.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated May 2, 2018