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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Fast Food Restaurant Robbers Sentenced For Firearms Offenses

Eastern District of North Carolina

 

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For Immediate Release

February 11, 2014


Thomas G. Walker , United States Attorney

Contact: Don Connelly
(919) 856-4172
Don.Connelly@usdoj.gov

Fast Food Restaurant Robbers Sentenced For Firearms Offenses

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that TREVIN MAURICE GIBSON of Greenville, MICHAEL RONDALE GIBSON of Greenville and DESHAUN ENTREA SPRUILL of Robersonville were each sentenced today resulting from their earlier guilty pleas to firearms charges.  The charges involved a string of robberies of fast food restaurants in and around Greenville from September 2011 through January 2012.  The robberies involved outlets of Bojangles, KFC, Subway, Burger King, McDonalds and Popeyes.

In November, 2013, each defendant entered a plea before Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever, III to two counts of using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, or possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A).  Judge Dever sentenced TREVIN GIBSON to 43 years in prison.  TREVIN GIBSON was also sentenced to 2 additional years in prison for violating the release terms from a prior federal conviction, resulting in a total sentence of 45 years in prison.  TREVIN GIBSON was also ordered to pay $21,336 in restitution and to be supervised for 5 years following his release.  MICHAEL GIBSON, Trevin Gibson’s brother, was sentenced to 36 years in prison and ordered to pay $10,061 in restitution.  He was also ordered to be supervised for 5 years following his release.  SPRUILL was sentenced to 33 years in prison, and ordered to pay $20,251 in restitution.  He will also be supervised for 5 years following his release.

Two other defendants, Prentise Wilkins and Marcus Garrett, will be sentenced at a later date.

     This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Greenville Police Department, the Williamston Police Department, the Robersonville Police Department, the Wilson Police Department, the Farmville Police Department, the Elizabeth City Police Department, the Goldsboro Police Department, the Snow Hill Police Department, and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney John Bennett is prosecuting the case.

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