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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Jury Convicts Las Vegas Man Of Three Armed Robberies

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On Wednesday, a federal jury convicted a Las Vegas man for committing three armed robberies of businesses in Las Vegas and Henderson.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Lesean Roger Dennis Braddock Jr. (28) and co-defendant Byron Joshua Jarell Porter (24) conspired to commit a series of three armed robberies over a four-day period in September 2019.

Following a three-day trial, the jury found Braddock guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery, three counts of interference with commerce by robbery, and three counts of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan presided over the trial and scheduled sentencing for December 3, 2021. Braddock faces the statutory maximum penalty of life imprisonment. For each count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, Braddock faces a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years in prison, which must be served consecutive to any other sentence.

Co-defendant Porter pleaded guilty in October 2020 and is awaiting sentencing.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the FBI, Henderson Police Department, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel Clarkson and Brian Whang are prosecuting the case.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
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Updated August 26, 2021