North Carolina man sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for gas station robbery

Published 7:59 am Thursday, March 18, 2021

A Raleigh man was sentenced March 2 to 84 months in federal prison for robbing the BP Gas station located at 4330 Louisburg Road in Raleigh, according to a press release from the Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court documents, on August 15, 2019, Raleigh Police Department officers responded to a BP gas station regarding an armed robbery.  The store clerk advised the suspect, later identified as Demarius Jerrad Morris, 29, entered the store, brandished a firearm at him/her and demanded money, stated the release.

“The clerk provided Morris with $65 of U.S. currency with an attached a GPS tracker. Police dispatch monitored the tracker and advised responding officers of the tracker’s location,” stated the release. “Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle and detained Morris, who matched the description of the robbery suspect. During a search of the vehicle, officers seized the stack of U.S. currency, a loaded firearm, and various ammunition.”

G. Norman Acker III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II.

The Raleigh Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel W. Smith prosecuted.

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