For Immediate Release
The Game Stop Robber Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Javon Glen Britton, aged 34, of Sacramento, California, was sentenced on March 12, 2015 to serve a total of 138 months (11.5 years) in Federal prison for robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Marc T. Treadwell, United States District Court Judge, in Macon, Georgia.
Mr. Britton entered a guilty plea to the charges on November 25, 2014. As part of his plea agreement, he admitted that he robbed The Game Stop, located at 4659 Presidential Parkway in Macon, Georgia, on August 21, 2014, at gunpoint. Mr. Britton entered the store carrying a large black bag containing a U.S. Military Surplus M1 carbine. He pulled the firearm from the bag and ordered everyone in the store to get on the ground. He then demanded that the customers place their cell phones and money on the floor and approached the store clerk and demanded money, brandishing the M1 firearm. The store clerk gave approximately $492.00 from the cash register to Mr. Britton, who then fled the store to a waiting vehicle.
After an ensuing altercation with a private citizen, Mr. Britton crashed his vehicle and sought refuge in a nearby store where he and his passenger were later apprehended by deputies from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
“Through the outstanding efforts of both local and federal law enforcement officers, Mr. Britton was brought to justice and a tragedy was avoided. I am confident that even though he tried to rob a game store, Mr. Britton now realizes that when you use a gun to commit a crime, we are going to make sure that you lose,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.
“ATF and our outstanding Federal and local law enforcement partners have ensured the law abiding citizens of this community are safer as a result of this sentence,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Carl Walker. “This sentence is a direct message to criminals that law enforcement is observant and will not allow egregious violations of our laws to go unpunished.”
The case was investigated by Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Assistant United States Attorney Michael T. Solis handled the prosecution for the Government.
Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.