Prison sentences for 2021 armed robbery
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Two men were sentenced to prison earlier this week in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Albemarle County in 2021.
According to a release, 21-year-old Traevon Gray and 23-year-old Damon Williams pleaded guilty to federal Hobbs Act Robbery charges in November 2022.
The men, one from Albemarle County and the other from South Carolina, were accused of using firearms when they broke into an Albemarle County home through the backdoor in October 2021.
Court records show they forced the victim from an upstairs bedroom into the kitchen and then made him lie, face-down, on the floor.
Gray and Williams then stole about two pounds of marijuana, several thousand dollars in cash, a firearm, drug paraphernalia and other valuables.
They tied the victim’s hands with tape, punched him in the face, and then pushed him into the kitchen pantry.
After the robbery, the two men fled to Spartanburg, South Carolina where they divided up the proceeds of the crime.
Both men were sentenced to more than four years in federal prison each.