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WASHINGTON News: District Man, Orlando Bell Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

Defendant Caught With Crack Cocaine and Firearm WASHINGTON (STL.News)– Orlando Bell, 37, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 130 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking organization that distributed large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Orlando Bell Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Keith Johnson Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison For Striking His Brother-In-Law in the Head with a Lug Wrench

Victim Was Hit So Hard That the Lug Wrench Broke In Two Pieces WASHINGTON – Keith Johnson, 49, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for an attack in which he hit his brother-in-law in the head with a lug wrench, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu. Johnson was found guilty … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Keith Johnson Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison For Striking His Brother-In-Law in the Head with a Lug Wrench

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Ronnie Bryant Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Thefts at Hotels and Office Building

Defendant Dresses Professionally, Sneaks Around in Search for Items WASHINGTON – Ronnie Bryant, 54, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to eight years in prison for a series of incidents in which he stole or attempted to steal wallets at hotels and office buildings, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. Bryant was found guilty by … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Ronnie Bryant Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Thefts at Hotels and Office Building

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Deangelo Jenkins Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms and Narcotics Charges

Two Guns and Cocaine Base Recovered in Searches of Defendant and Car He Was Driving WASHINGTON – Deangelo Jenkins, 33, of Washington, D.C., has pled guilty to federal firearms and narcotics offenses stemming from an investigation in which law enforcement recovered two loaded handguns and cocaine base, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Deangelo Jenkins Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms and Narcotics Charges

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Lonniel Peterson Jr. Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Escaping from Halfway House in Southeast Washington

Defendant Later Re-Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges WASHINGTON – Lonniel Peterson Jr., 28, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to escaping from a halfway house in the District of Columbia, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Robert Turner, United States Marshal for the District of … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Lonniel Peterson Jr. Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Escaping from Halfway House in Southeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Ridge Jackson Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Two Armed Robberies in Southeast Washington

Victims Were Lured to Location Through Dating App WASHINGTON – Ridge Jackson, 24, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a nine-year prison term for a pair of armed robberies he committed within a 24-hour period last spring in Southeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. Jackson pled guilty in July 2018, in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Ridge Jackson Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Two Armed Robberies in Southeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing 12-Year-Old Child

Defendant Was the Child’s Father; She Called Mother and 911 WASHINGTON – A 31-year-old man, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to sexually abusing his 12-year-old biological daughter, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. The man, who is not identified here to protect the privacy of the victim, pled guilty in the Superior Court of … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing 12-Year-Old Child

WASHINGTON News: District Man Sentenced to More Than 16 Years in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Stepdaughter

Abuse Began When Child Was 10, Continued for Years WASHINGTON – A 39-year-old man, from Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 16 years and eight months in prison on a charge stemming from years of sexual abuse against his stepdaughter, beginning when she was only 10 years old, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man Sentenced to More Than 16 Years in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Stepdaughter

WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Briana Barnes Sentenced for Distributing Synthetic Marijuana Woman Arrested After Making Sales in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON – Briana Barnes, 20, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to six months of incarceration on a charge stemming from an investigation into the sales of synthetic cannabinoids in Northeast Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Barnes pled guilty in August 2018, in … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Briana Barnes Sentenced for Distributing Synthetic Marijuana Woman Arrested After Making Sales in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Shadashia Gillis Pleads Guilty to Perjury For Lying to Grand Jury in Homicide Investigation

Defendant Was An Important Eyewitness in Slaying of 24-Year-Old D.C. Resident WASHINGTON – Shadashia Gillis, also known as Shadashia Warren, 27, of Washington, D.C., has pled guilty to one count perjury for lying to a grand jury during a homicide investigation, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced today. Gillis pled guilty on Oct. 26, 2018, … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Shadashia Gillis Pleads Guilty to Perjury For Lying to Grand Jury in Homicide Investigation

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Eric Singletary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend With Firearm

Defendant Placed Gun in Victim’s Mouth and Claimed to Own Her Body WASHINGTON – Eric Singletary, 36, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting his former girlfriend with a firearm, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced today. Singletary pled guilty in July 2018, in the Superior Court of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Eric Singletary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend With Firearm

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Kadeem Quarles Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Role in 2007 Murder Near Anacostia Metro Station

WASHINGTON – Kadeem Quarles, 27, formerly of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the murder of man during a carjacking in November 2007 at the Anacostia Metro station, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Quarles pled guilty … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Kadeem Quarles Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Role in 2007 Murder Near Anacostia Metro Station

WASHINGTON News: District Man, John James Pleads Guilty to Killing One Man, Wounding Another

Killing Followed Argument at Craps Game in Southeast Washington WASHINGTON – John James, 26, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to charges stemming from a September 2015 shooting in Southeast Washington in which one man was killed and another was wounded, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. James pled guilty in the Superior Court of … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, John James Pleads Guilty to Killing One Man, Wounding Another

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Kavon D. Young Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Possession Charge

Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Semi-Automatic Firearm and Ammunition WASHINGTON – Kavon D. Young, 28, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to a federal firearms charge following his arrest in a traffic stop, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Young pled guilty in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Kavon D. Young Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Possession Charge

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Leopold Badu Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Series of Thefts at Gyms and Movie Theater

Defendant Stole Credit Cards, Rang Up Thousands of Dollars in Purchases WASHINGTON – Leopold Badu, 43, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to six years in prison for incidents in which he stole credit cards and other items from lockers and bags at three gyms and a movie theater, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Leopold Badu Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Series of Thefts at Gyms and Movie Theater

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Alton Rivers Pleads Guilty to Killing Man in Northwest Washington Defendant Stabbed Victim With a Screwdriver

WASHINGTON – Alton Rivers, 54, of Washington, D.C., has pled guilty to a charge of voluntary manslaughter for fatally stabbing a man with a screwdriver during a fight in Northwest Washington last summer, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced today. Rivers pled guilty on Sept. 28, 2018, in the Superior Court of the District of … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Alton Rivers Pleads Guilty to Killing Man in Northwest Washington Defendant Stabbed Victim With a Screwdriver

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Cortez Williams Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Shooting Into a Home in Northeast Washington

Victims Were Standing in the Window of Their Home When Defendant Opened Fire WASHINGTON – Cortez Williams, 29, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a nine-year prison term for shooting into a window of a home in Northeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. Williams was found guilty by a jury in June … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Cortez Williams Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Shooting Into a Home in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Men Sentenced to Prison Terms for Violence at Northeast Washington Housing Complex

Men Were Part of Crew That Attacked Perceived Rivals WASHINGTON – Juan Love and Antwon Holley, both 24 and from Washington, D.C., were sentenced today to prison terms for their roles in crew-related shootings at a housing complex in Northeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. Love and Holley pled guilty to charges in … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Men Sentenced to Prison Terms for Violence at Northeast Washington Housing Complex

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Manulito Chambliss Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Federal Drug Offense

Defendant Arrested in Traffic Stop in Northeast Washington, Caught With Plastic Bags Containing Significant Amounts of Cocaine Base WASHINGTON – Manulito Chambliss, 47, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to five years in prison on a federal drug offense stemming from a traffic stop by police that led to the discovery of cocaine base in … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Manulito Chambliss Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Federal Drug Offense

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Antwan Shelton Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison For Federal Firearm and Drug Trafficking Offenses

Case Marks Third Firearms Conviction and Second Drug Trafficking Conviction WASHINGTON – Antwan Shelton, 35, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 80 months in prison after earlier pleading guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and possessing three separate quantities of narcotics with an intent to distribute them, announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Antwan Shelton Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison For Federal Firearm and Drug Trafficking Offenses

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Brandon Brown Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Carjacking of Nun in Northeast Washington

Defendant Held Gun to Victim’s Head During Attack WASHINGTON – Brandon Brown, 20, of Washington, D.C, was sentenced today to seven years in prison on charges stemming from the carjacking of a nun who he accosted at gunpoint in a parking lot in Northeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. Brown pled guilty in … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Brandon Brown Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Carjacking of Nun in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Morris Graham Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Teenager in Union Station

Victim Was in Washington With His Family for Memorial of Rev. Billy Graham WASHINGTON – Morris Graham, 27, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy at Union Station earlier this year, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced. Graham pled guilty in May 2018, in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Morris Graham Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison For Sexually Assaulting Teenager in Union Station

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Tyreke Chambers Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge Related to 2015 Stabbing in Southeast Washington

Defendant Admits Stabbing Man in Attempted Robbery WASHINGTON – Tyreke Chambers, 20, of Washington D.C., has pled guilty to a charge of second-degree murder while armed stemming from his involvement in an attempted robbery that ended with the victim being stabbed in the heart, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Tyreke Chambers Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge Related to 2015 Stabbing in Southeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Tyquise Powell Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Brazen Robberies of Spanish-Speaking Workers

Crimes Took Place Within 48 Hours WASHINGTON – Tyquise Powell, 19, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term for his role in an armed robbery and a robbery, both in broad daylight, that targeted Spanish-speaking workers in two neighborhoods over a 48-hour period in November of 2017, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Tyquise Powell Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Brazen Robberies of Spanish-Speaking Workers

WASHINGTON News: District Man, James Rousseau Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison For Home Invasion in Northwest Washington

Defendant Sped Off in Family’s Car WASHINGTON – James Rousseau, 23, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for burglarizing a house in Northwest Washington and then riding off in the family’s car, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu. Rousseau was found guilty in January 2018 of charges of first-degree burglary, … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, James Rousseau Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison For Home Invasion in Northwest Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison For Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting Female Cousin

Victim Was Only 9 Years Old When Sexual Abuse Began WASHINGTON – A 24-year-old man from Washington, D.C. was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for engaging in sexual acts in his home with a cousin who was 9 and 10 years old at the time, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu. The defendant, … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison For Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting Female Cousin

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Darryl Smith Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison on Charges Involving Open Drug Market from D.C. Barbershop

Firearms, Drugs, and Cash Seized by Law Enforcement WASHINGTON – Darryl Smith, 41, the manager of a Southeast Washington barbershop, was sentenced today to 80 months in prison on federal narcotics and firearms offenses stemming from an investigation into drug trafficking at the business and surrounding area, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Thomas L. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Darryl Smith Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison on Charges Involving Open Drug Market from D.C. Barbershop

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Keith Johnson Found Guilty of Felony Assault Charges for Striking His Brother-In-Law in the Head with a Lug Wrench

Victim Was Hit So Hard That the Lug Wrench Broke In Two Pieces WASHINGTON – Keith Johnson, 48, of Washington, D.C., has been found guilty by a jury of charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault with significant bodily injury while armed for attacking his brother-in-law, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Keith Johnson Found Guilty of Felony Assault Charges for Striking His Brother-In-Law in the Head with a Lug Wrench

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Michael N. Jackson Sentenced to 30-Month Prison Term For Illegal Possession of Gun on Metrobus

Defendant Threatened to Shoot Metrobus Passengers WASHINGTON – Michael N. Jackson, 44, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to a 30-month prison term on a federal firearms charge, stemming from his possession of a loaded handgun onboard a Metrobus in Northeast Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Ron Pavlik, Chief of the Metro … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Michael N. Jackson Sentenced to 30-Month Prison Term For Illegal Possession of Gun on Metrobus

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Leroy Jones Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison Following Discovery of Guns and Drugs in His Apartment

U.S. Marshals Service Came to Apartment to Evict Defendant WASHINGTON – Leroy Jones, 32, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 10 years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to one count of possessing firearms, including a short-barreled rifle, in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Michael Hughes, U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Leroy Jones Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison Following Discovery of Guns and Drugs in His Apartment