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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Ohio
Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Central Ohio Man Sentenced to More Than 8 Years in Prison for 5 Armed Robberies at Dayton Dollar Store

DAYTON, Ohio – David Joseph Carter II, 22, of Powell, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 100 months in prison for robbing a local Dollar General store five times while armed.

According to court documents, Carter robbed the Dollar General store on Salem Avenue in Dayton on Feb. 3, 8, 13, 28 and March 7, 2021. Shortly after he stole $471 from the store on March 7, the Dayton Police Department’s Violent Offenders Unit conducted a search warrant at an apartment where Carter was residing and discovered the clothing and shoes he wore during the most recent robbery.

“Carter victimized the store’s employees and patrons by brandishing a firearm on five separate occasions,” said U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Parker. “These crimes are violent and warrant a significant sentence of imprisonment.”

Carter admitted to brandishing a firearm and stealing cash from the store on each of the five occasions.

He pleaded guilty in July 2021 to interfering with commerce by threats or violence and to brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF); and Dayton Police Chief Kamran Afzal announced the sentence imposed today by Senior U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice. Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Saunders is representing the United States in this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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