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Man Sentenced to 24 Years' Imprisonment for Armed Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Jordan Akeem McDaniel, 28, of St. Stephen, South Carolina, was sentenced to a total of two hundred and eight-eight months imprisonment for the armed robbery of Orvin’s Insurance Agency in St. Stephens.  McDaniel pled guilty in November 2015, to one count of Robbery Affecting Interstate Commerce and one count of Brandishing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence.   The Robbery charge carries up to 20 years imprisonment; the Brandishing charge carries a mandatory sentence of 7 years imprisonment, to be served consecutive to any other sentence. 

Information presented at McDaniel’s guilty plea established that McDaniel waited outside Orvin’s Insurance Agency around closing time, and when an employee exited the business McDaniel forced him back in at gunpoint.  There, he forced the employee to the floor and held other employees at gunpoint.  McDaniel then took cash and checks that were kept at the business.  Information at McDaniel’s sentencing established that McDaniel had been released from prison in June 2012.  Three months after his release, McDaniel committed Voluntary Manslaughter in September 2012, and then two months later, in December 2012, committed the armed robbery of Orvin’s Insurance Agency.  United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel imposed the sentence.

The conviction and sentence are the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Williams of the Charleston office prosecuted the case.         



Nathan Williams (843) 727-4381

Updated June 1, 2017