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Mobile Man Sentenced To 7 Years For Armed Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

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.

Updated July 25, 2023