Justin Pickens, 29, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for Interference with Commerce by Robbery and Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence. Pickens entered a guilty plea to these offenses on April 24, 2023.
According to court documents filed in connection with his guilty plea, on July 11, 2021, Pickens went to the Circle K located at 5550 Highway 90, in Mobile, displayed a firearm to the clerk, and took $51 and 100 cartons of cigarettes. Pickens then grabbed the store telephone and left the business.
Chief Judge Jeffrey U. Beaverstock imposed an 84-month sentence of incarceration and a 5-year term of supervised release upon Pickens’ discharge from prison. Chief Judge Beaverstock ordered that Pickens pay $200 in special assessments and $491 in restitution.
The Mobile Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorneys Vicki Davis and Kacey Chappelear prosecuted the case.