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

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Woman Sentenced to 138 Months in Federal Prison for Her Role in Armed Robberies

DALLAS — Tatiana Renee Sallie, 20, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to serve a total of 138 months in federal prison for her role in committing several violent armed robberies with a group in the Dallas area in 2015, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

 

Sallie pleaded guilty in November 2016 to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Sallie has been in custody since her arrest in April 2016.

 

Judge Lindsay previously sentenced co-defendants Devonte Aaron Dillard, 25, to 240 months in federal prison; Michael Deshun Holland, Jr., 22, to 220 months in federal prison; Coby Cole Ditto, 22, to 168 months in federal prison; and Trenton Kyle Sirkel, 21, to 24 months in federal prison.

“These people are extremely dangerous,” said U.S. Attorney Parker. “Working with our local and federal partners to take them off our streets is a critical part of this office’s work.”

 

According to documents filed in the case and information presented in court, Sallie and her co-defendants robbed four convenience stores in April and May 2015. The group displayed a firearm to the store clerk in all four of the robberies.

On April 17, 2015, Sallie waited in the car while Dillard and Holland, armed with a loaded firearm, entered a Chevron Food Mart on Highway 80 in Mesquite, Texas. In the course of robbing the store, Dillard shot the clerk. Holland repeatedly punched the clerk in the face, continuing even after the clerk had been shot.

On May 8, 2015, Dillard, Holland, Ditto and Sirkel entered a 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 a 7-Eleven store on Gus Thomasson Road in Mesquite. The group brandished a firearm, struck a store clerk 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. The group brandished a firearm and robbed the store, during which time Holland and Dillard brutally beat the store clerk.

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

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

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated July 11, 2017