Charleston, South Carolina --- Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart, announced today that Quinton Allen Manigault, 26, of Wando, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to armed bank robbery.
Evidence presented to the Court showed that Manigault robbed the Pinnacle Bank at the corner of Folly Road and Cross Creek Drive at gunpoint on March 27, 2018. Following the robbery, Special Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and detectives with the Charleston Police Department used surveillance footage from surrounding establishments to identify the car Manigault used, and a money band from the bank was discovered in the vehicle.
United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks sentenced Manigault to 180 months in federal prison, to be followed by a three-year term of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Charleston Police Department. The case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
Assistant United States Attorneys Chris Schoen and Allessandra Stewart prosecuted the case.
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