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

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Serial Armed Robber Sentenced to 168 Months in Federal Prison for His Role in Three Armed Robberies

DALLAS — Coby Cole Ditto, 21, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to serve a total of 168 months in federal prison for his role in committing several violent armed robberies in Dallas in 2015, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Ditto pleaded guilty in October 2016 to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

All of Ditto’s codefendants in the case, Michael Deshun Holland, Jr., 22, Devonte Aaron Dillard, 24, Tatiana Renee Sallie, 20, and Trenton Kyle Sirkel, 21, have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the conspiracy. Dillard was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison. Skirkel was sentenced to 24 month in federal prison. Holland and Sallie are awaiting sentencing.

According to documents filed in the case, Ditto discussed and planned with each other co-defendants, among other things, the robberies of convenience stores located in Mesquite and Garland, Texas.

On May 8, 2015, Dillard, Holland, Ditto and Sirkel entered the 7-Eleven store on Interstate Highway 30 in Mesquite, brandished a firearm, and robbed the store.

On May 12, 2015, Dillard, Holland, Ditto and Sallie entered the 7-Eleven store on Gus Thomasson Road in Mesquite, brandished a firearm, struck an employee in the head with the firearm, and robbed the store.

That same night, Dillard, Holland, Ditto and Sallie went to the 7-Eleven store on Northwest Highway in Garland, brandished a firearm, assaulted a store employee, and robbed the store.

The case was investigated by Mesquite Police Department, Garland Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jamie Hoxie and Keith Robinson prosecuted.

 

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Violent Crime
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Updated March 23, 2017