Friday, December 09, 2016

Metro PCS Armed Robber Sentenced to 32 Years in Federal Prison

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced Christopher McCain (27, Anniston, AL) yesterday to 32 years in federal prison for two counts of robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He pleaded guilty on July 3, 2014.

According to court documents, McCain robbed three different Metro PCS stores during January 2012. He carried a loaded .45 caliber pistol during each of the robberies and took a total of $2,211 from the stores. McCain was arrested on January 28, 2012, after a Metro PCS store employee was able to get the tag number of McCain’s getaway car. McCain was still in possession of his loaded .45 caliber pistol when officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested him.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Talbot.

This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy.  United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Daryl R. McCrary, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

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