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Memphis Man Sentenced to 31 Years in Federal Prison for Series of Armed Robberies of Mid-South Hotels

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee
Two co-defendants were sentenced earlier this year for their roles in the crimes.

Memphis, TN – Today a federal judge sentenced the last of three men involved in a series of robberies of hotels in Memphis. Reginald Rose, 30, of Memphis was sentenced to 382 months in federal prison for his role in five hotel robberies in the Memphis area, said Kevin G. Ritz, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee. U.S. District Court Judge Mark S. Norris also ordered Rose to serve three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term.

There is no parole in the federal system.

Judge Norris previously sentenced both of Rose’s co-defendants: Memphis resident Gregory Moore, 24, was sentenced on May 18, 2023, and resident Randy Jack, 27, was sentenced on March 1, 2023.  Judge Norris sentenced both Moore and Jack to 168 months and one day in prison after they pled guilty to four of the same robbery charges. Judge Norris also ordered that both Moore and Jack serve three years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force.

According to United States Attorney Ritz and the information presented in court, between August 5 and 7, 2021, Rose, Moore, and Jack robbed four Memphis hotels at gunpoint.  On August 8, 2021, Rose and Moore also robbed a fifth hotel at gunpoint. On August 5, 2021, Randy Jack and Reginald Rose entered the Quality Suites, 2575 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Memphis, and Jack pointed a firearm at the employee, demanding money.  Rose stood in front of the counter to distract the other victims and employees. After taking money from the cash registers, the pair fled to a waiting getaway car driven by Moore.    

Although they changed roles in some of the subsequent robberies, the trio went on to conduct similar robberies of the following hotels:

  • August 7, 2021: Quality Inn, 3105 Millbranch Road, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • August 7, 2021: Quality Inn and Suites, 1335 McRee Street, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • August 7, 2021: Extended Stay America Suites, 2520 Horizon Lake Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • August 8, 2021: Microtel Inn and Suites, 2423 North Germantown Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee.  (This robbery was committed by Rose and Moore alone.)

United States Attorney Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant United States Attorney Greg Wagner, who prosecuted this case, as well as law enforcement partners who investigated the case.   



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Updated August 1, 2023