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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Las Vegas Man Sentenced To Prison For Three Armed Robberies

LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas man was sentenced today to 25 years and 9 months in prison for his role in a series of violent armed robberies in September 2019.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, from September 6 to September 9, 2019, Lesean Roger Dennis Braddock Jr. (29) and co-conspirator Byron Joshua Jarell Porter (24) robbed three businesses at gunpoint in Las Vegas and Henderson. Braddock and Porter committed the armed robberies while Braddock was on state parole after serving a significant prison term for a robbery in California.

Following a three-day jury trial in August 2021, Braddock was convicted 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. Porter pleaded guilty in October 2020 and is scheduled to be sentenced in February 2022.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan sentenced Braddock to five years of supervised release.

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, the Henderson Police Department, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Whang prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
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Updated January 5, 2022