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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of New York

www.justice.gov/usao/ny

For Immediate Release

June 14, 2011

Preet Bharara, United States Attorney

Contact: Herbert Hadad, Ellen Davis, Jerika Richardson, Carly Sullivan, Public Information Office
(914) 993-1900,(212) 637-2600

Six Members of Robbery Crew Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Robbery and Firearms Offenses, Including Armed Robberies in Yonkers and Poughkeepsie

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, RONALD B. TURK, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and GEORGE N. LONGWORTH, the Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety (WCDPS), announced today the unsealing of a seven-count Indictment in White Plains federal court charging six men, LOUIS MCINTOSH, a/k/a Lou D., a/k/a Lou Diamond, a/k/a G, EDWARD RAMIREZ, a/k/a Taz, TERRENCE DUHANEY, a/k/a Bounty Killer, TURHAN JESSAMY, a/k/a Vay, QUINCY WILLIAMS, a/k/a Capone, and TYRELL ROCK, a/k/a Smurf, with robbery and firearms crimes.

U.S. ATTORNEY PREET BHARARA stated: These defendants allegedly carried out a series of armed robberies across Westchester County and elsewhere until the law caught up with them earlier today. The crew is accused of violent and enterprising behavior, and when victims resisted during robberies these defendants allegedly fired their weapons. We will prosecute each of these defendants to the fullest extent of the law.

ATF Special Agent-in-Charge RONALD B. TURK stated: Today’s arrests affirm ATF’s commitment to making our neighborhoods safer and this roving band of armed thugs will no longer prey on others. Targeting and arresting armed violent individuals remains one of our top priorities and we, along with our partners, will continue this fight.

WCDPS Commissioner GEORGE N. LONGWORTH stated: The Westchester County Department of Public Safety works continually with federal law enforcement agencies to take violent criminals off our streets. We are committed to maintaining the multi-agency partnerships that help keep our county a safe place to live and work.

According to the Indictment unsealed today in White Plains federal court, the six men, MCINTOSH, RAMIREZ, DUHANEY, JESSAMY, WILLIAMS, and ROCK, agreed together, from at least in or about 2009 through in or about 2011, to commit armed robberies of suspected narcotics traffickers and others involved in commercial activities that affected interstate commerce. Among other charges, the Indictment includes charges related to the armed robbery of alleged narcotics dealers on or about April 30, 2010, in Yonkers, New York, during which guns were discharged, and the armed robbery of a card game at a men’s club on or about October 28, 2010, in Poughkeepsie, New York, during which a gun was discharged.

MCINTOSH, DUHANEY, and JESSAMY were arrested today and presented in White Plains federal court. All three men were detained. The remaining defendants are already in custody on other charges.

Mr. BHARARA praised the outstanding investigative work of the ATF and the WCDPS, and thanked the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office for its assistance in the investigation.

The prosecution is being handled by the Office's White Plains Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney SARAH R. KRISSOFF is in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Count #
Charge
Defendant
Maximum Penalties

1
Robbery Conspiracy
LOUIS MCINTOSH
EDWARD RAMIREZ
TERRENCE DUHANEY
TURHAN JESSAMY
QUINCY WILLIAMS
TYRELL ROCK

Maximum 20 years’ imprisonment

2
Use, Carrying, Possessing, and Discharging Firearms During and in Relation to the Robbery Conspiracy
LOUIS MCINTOSH
EDWARD RAMIREZ
TERRENCE DUHANEYTURHAN JESSAMY
QUINCY WILLIAMS
TYRELL ROCK

Maximum life imprisonment; mandatory minimum sentence of ten years' imprisonment, which must run consecutively to any other sentence imposed

3
April 30, 2010 Robbery in Yonkers
LOUIS MCINTOSH
EDWARD RAMIREZ
QUINCY WILLIAMS
Maximum 20 years’ imprisonment

4
Use, Carrying, Possessing, and Discharging Firearms During and in Relation to the April 30, 2010 Robbery in Yonkers
LOUIS MCINTOSH
EDWARD RAMIREZ
QUINCY WILLIAMS
Maximum life imprisonment; mandatory minimum sentence of ten years' imprisonment, which must run consecutively to any other sentence imposed; mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years' imprisonment in the case of a second conviction for this charge

5
October 28, 2010 Robbery in Poughkeepsie
LOUIS MCINTOSHTERRENCE DUHANEY
Maximum 20 years’ imprisonment

6
Use, Carrying, Possessing, and Discharging Firearms During and in Relation to the October 28, 2010 Robbery in Poughkeepsie
LOUIS MCINTOSH
TERRENCE DUHANEY
Maximum life imprisonment; mandatory minimum sentence of ten years’ imprisonment, which must run consecutively to any other sentence imposed; mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years’ imprisonment in the case of a second conviction for this charge

7
Possession of a Firearm After Having Been Convicted of a Felony
TYRELL ROCK
Maximum sentence of ten years’ imprisonment

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