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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Dana J. Boente
, United States Attorney
Contact: Deanna Warren

Four-Time Convicted Felon Sentenced for Multiple Armed Robberies

NORFOLK, Va. – Sherrod Cannon, 24, of Portsmouth, was sentenced today to 130 months in prison for his role in three separate armed robberies committed in Portsmouth and Chesapeake in April 2015.   Cannon was also ordered to pay $731.55 in restitution to his victims, and ordered to serve five years of supervised release after his prison sentence.

Cannon pleaded guilty on Feb. 25, 2016, to conspiracy to interfere with commerce by means of robbery and to brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.  According to court documents, videotape surveillance at the third 7-Eleven that was robbed showed Cannon’s co-conspirator casing the store just minutes before Cannon entered and pointed a revolver at the employees.  Shortly after the robbery, officers identified two suspects matching the description provided by the victim, who later identified Cannon as the gunman.  Police found cash matching the amount taken from the registers evenly split between Cannon and his co-conspirator.  Cannon also had a $2 bill, which the victim confirmed was stolen from the cash register during the robbery.  Police later recovered the loaded .38 caliber revolver that was used during the armed robbery near a Little League baseball field.

The date and location of each robbery is listed below:

Date Location
April 10, 2015

7-Eleven, 5001 Portsmouth Boulevard, Portsmouth

April 13, 2015 7 Eleven, 3445 Western Branch, Chesapeake
April 27, 2015 7-Eleven, 3500 Deep Creek Boulevard, Portsmouth

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Michael Boxler, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division; Kelvin L. Wright, Chief of Chesapeake Police; and Tonya D. Chapman, Chief of Portsmouth Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew C. Bosse and Joseph E. DePadilla, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Butler prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:15-cr-121.


Washington Field Division