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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