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

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Three Sentenced For String Of Armed Robberies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. sentenced to prison two men and a woman responsible for committing a string of armed robberies in North and South Carolina, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

 

Joining U.S. Attorney Rose in making today’s is Chief J. Bryan Gilliard of the Monroe Police Department

 

Jerfrontys Clyburn, 22, of Pageland, S.C. was sentenced to 276 months in prison; Detrez Lamar Timmons, 21, of Wingate, N.C., was sentenced to 144 months in prison; and Yamilez Matos, 21, of Pageland, S.C., was sentenced to 84 months in prison. The defendants were also each ordered to serve three years of supervised release and to pay $2,465 as restitution.

 

In January 2016, Clyburn, Timmons and Matos pleaded guilty one count of conspiracy to commit robbery of businesses affecting interstate commerce or “Hobbs Act” robbery. Clyburn also pleaded guilty to five counts of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of carrying and brandishing a firearm.

 

According to filed documents and statements made in court, between July 5, and July 12, 2015, Clyburn, Matos and Timmons robbed six convenience stores located in North and South Carolina. Court records show that Clyburn and Timmons were primarily responsible for robbing the stores at gunpoint and Matos was the get-away driver. According to court records, over a seven-day period, the defendants robbed four businesses in Monroe, N.C., including an On-the-Run gas station, a Marathon gas station, a T&M Foodmart, and a Stop-n-shop convenience store. The co-conspirators also robbed at gun point the M&R Minimart convenience store located in Lancaster, S.C. and the Kountry Korner convenience store located in Pageland, S.C. According to court records, when Clyburn entered the M&R Mini Mart he was carrying a 9mm handgun, which he used to shoot a victim who was inside the store when the robbery occurred.

 

All three defendants have been in local federal custody. Upon designation of a federal facility they will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of

Updated August 3, 2017