Armed Robber Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison
Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Jaquan Latrel Samuel a/k/a “Trey,” a/k/a “Trap,” age 30, of Hartsville, SC, was sentenced in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, for Robbery of United States Government Property and Use of and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence. United States District Judge Bryan Harwell, of Florence, sentenced Samuel to 78 months in federal prison with 5 years of supervised release to follow along with $400.00 in restitution to be paid to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing established that on March 29, 2017, Jaquan Samuel robbed a person having lawful charge, custody, and control of $400.00 belonging to ATF by use of a firearm. During the hearing, Agents presented evidence that Samuel pointed a firearm at the victim in order to force the victim to give up the cash.
The case was investigated by agents of ATF, the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hartsville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Lauren Hummel of the Florence office and J.D. Rowell and William Lewis of the Columbia office handled the case.