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Irving Man Sentenced to 155 Months in Federal Prison for his Role in a String of Armed Robberies

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

DALLAS — An Irving man, David Rice, age 32, who admitted that he and his co-conspirator, Kevin Iles, committed the armed robberies of four grocery stores in June 2015, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 155 months (13 years) in federal prison for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and for a firearm offense related to the conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Rice pleaded guilty in July 2017, to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and to one count of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  He has been in custody since his arrest in October 2015.          

According to the Factual Resume filed in the case, the two committed four armed robberies in Irving and Carrollton on June 4, 2015, at the following locations:

    ALDI, Inc.                  2926 North Beltline Road, Irving TX

    TNL Superfoods         3113 North Beltline Road, Irving TX

    Rainbow USA            2311 West Interstate Highway 20, Irving TX

    Monaliza LLC            2625 Old Denton Road, Carrollton, Texas

All of these four robberies were committed in essentially the same manner, including Rice’s use and brandishing of a firearm to threaten and force store employees to comply with his demands.  On June 4, 2015, Rice paid Iles cash from the robbery proceeds for Iles’ assistance in the above referenced robberies. 

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Irving Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Keith Robinson and Gary Tromblay prosecuted.


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Janet Pearre

Updated May 18, 2018

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