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Man sentenced for eastern North Carolina robberies

A Whitakers man was sentenced April 7 to 78 months in prison for bank robbery and robbery of a Family Dollar store, according to a press release from the Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court documents, Christopher Bryan Shingleton, 43, pled guilty to robbing the First Bank located in Morehead City on June 6, 2019 and robbing the Family Dollar located in Havelock on June 15, 2019.

“During both robberies, Shingleton threatened employees by saying he had a gun and demanded money. Shingleton also agreed to pay restitution for two other robberies that he had committed in Jacksonville and Greenville. In total, Shingleton was ordered to pay $4,910 in restitution,” stated the release.

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 Wilmington Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Jacksonville Police Department, the Morehead City Police Department, the Havelock Police Department and the Greenville Police Department  investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parris prosecuted with the assistance of the Onslow County District Attorney’s Office, the Craven and Carteret Counties District Attorney’s Office and the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office.

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