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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 22, 2019

Memphis Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Attempted Business Robbery and Discharging a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

Memphis, TN – Lamar Clancy, 26, has been sentenced to 243 months in federal prison for the attempted armed robbery of the Boost Mobile Store at 4684 Millbranch in Memphis. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the sentence 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 also shot, retreated from the store with the other robber. Clancy was dropped off at the Methodist South Hospital emergency room minutes after the attempted robbery, and was apprehended by the Memphis Police.

On May 9, 2019, after a four-day federal jury trial, Clancy was found guilty on a two-count indictment for attempted business robbery and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

Today, U. S. District Court Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr., sentenced Clancy to 243 months in federal prison followed by 3 years supervised release.

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 sentence demonstrates our commitment and resolve to protect the public by making violent trigger-pullers 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.

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Contact: 
Cherri Green Public Affairs (901) 544-4231 Cherri.Green@usdoj.gov
Updated November 22, 2019