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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Memphis Man Convicted of Attempted Robbery Faces a Mandatory Minimum 10 Years in Federal Prison

Memphis, TN – After a four-day jury trial, Lamar Clancy,26, was found guilty on a two-count indictment for attempting to rob the Boost Mobile Store at 4684 Millbranch. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the conviction today.

According to information presented at trial, Clancy and another man entered the store wearing masks and pointing handguns at store employees. Two of the store employees drew their firearms to defend against the shots fired by Clancy and his accomplice. After one of the unarmed employees was shot, Clancy, who himself was shot, retreated from the store with the other robber. Clancy was dropped off at the Methodist South emergency room minutes after the attempted robbery and apprehended by the Memphis Police.

Clancy is scheduled to be sentenced on August 22, 2019 before U. S. District Court Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr., where he faces a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 10 years and up to life imprisonment for discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, "Violent crimes must be met with significant consequences in order to incapacitate dangerous offenders, deter future violence, achieve justice for victims and the community, and uphold the rule of law. This guilty verdict demonstrates our commitment and resolve to protect the public by making violent offenders pay for their crimes."

This case was investigated by FBI Safe Streets Task Force Agents.

The United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Tennessee prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Contact: 
Cherri Green Public Information Officer Cherri.Green@usdoj.gov 901-544-4231
Updated May 9, 2019