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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 4, 2021
Alexander C. Van Hook
, United States Attorney

Two Defendants Sentenced in Federal Court in Shreveport

Armed Robbery of Shreveport Store Sends Man to Federal Prison

SHREVEPORT, La. - Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that two defendants have been sentenced to federal prison by Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr.

Armed Robbery of Shreveport Store Sends Man to Federal Prison

Rekory Johnson, 26, of Shreveport, has been sentenced for his role in a robbery that took place in Shreveport in November 2018. Johnson pleaded guilty on August 31, 2020 to robbery and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and was sentenced to 117 months (9 years, 9 months) in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

The robbery occurred on November 27, 2018, when Rekory Johnson and another co-defendant entered the Petro Gas Station on West Bert Kouns in Shreveport with the intent to rob the store using firearms. The two men entered the store wearing all dark clothing, covered faces and both were armed with semi-automatic handguns, and demanded money from the cashier. They told the cashier to open the vault, but she did not have access to it. Johnson and his co-defendant then ran out the side door and got into a parked vehicle driven by Brandon Brown and drove away.

The ATF and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford prosecuted the case.

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