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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Florence, South Carolina, returned Indictments against the following:

North Carolina Couple Indicted on Hobbs Act Robbery and Federal Gun Charges. Jeremy Lamar Hayes, age 29, and Kenney Mariah Boggs, age 25, both of Asheboro, North Carolina, were charged in a ten-count indictment with conspiracy to obstruct commerce by robbery, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section1951(a); obstruction of commerce by robbery, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section1951(a); and the use, carry, and possession of a firearm and aiding and abetting the brandishing of the firearm during a crime of violence, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), Hayes was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Hayes and Boggs could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or life imprisonment. This case was investigated by the Myrtle Beach Police Department, the Horry County Police Department, the Surfside Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alfred W. Bethea, Jr., of the Florence office.

Conway Man Indicted for Illegal Reentry into the United States After Deportation. Carmelino Bersain Bravo-Roblero of Conway, South Carolina, was charged in a single-count indictment with illegal reentry into the United States after deportation, a violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a).  The maximum penalty Bravo-Roblero could receive is two years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.00.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Enforcement Removal Operations. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham of the Florence office for prosecution.

Myrtle Beach Man Indicted for Illegally Producing and Transferring False Identification Documents and for Possession of a Firearm by an Illegal Alien.  Gullermo Palma-Rodriguez of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was charged in a 4-count indictment with illegally producing and transferring false identification documents, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1028(a)(1) and 1028(a)(2) and for possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5)(A).  The maximum penalty Palma-Rodriguez could receive is 15 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.00.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham of the Florence office for prosecution.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Immigration
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Lance Crick (864) 282-2105
Updated May 23, 2018