For Immediate Release
St. Petersburg Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery
Tampa, Florida, Kieran Donnell Floyd (20, St. Petersburg) has pleaded guilty to robbery and brandishing a firearm during that robbery. He faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, on August 18, 2019, Floyd entered a Shell gas station in St. Petersburg and pulled a firearm out of his shorts as he approached the cashier. Floyd pointed the firearm at the cashier and demanded money. The employee complied and handed Floyd $250 from the cash register.
This case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Tampa Police Department, and the St. Petersburg Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Charlie D. Connally.
This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN) — a nationwide, crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities. It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety-one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.