Elizabeth City man sentenced to over 13 years in prison for armed robberies

Published 2:31 pm Monday, April 19, 2021

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An Elizabeth City man was sentenced April 19 to 162 months in prison for three counts of interference with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, according to a press release from the Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court documents, on October 22, 2019, Marcus Alexander Waldo Jr., 20, robbed the Family Fare on U.S. Highway 17 South in Elizabeth City at gunpoint. “He pointed a firearm at the clerk’s head and demanded money, stated the release. “The clerk complied and Waldo fled the store. A week later, on October 29, 2019, Waldo robbed the Dollar General on Oak Stump Road in Elizabeth City in a similar fashion. Waldo pointed a firearm at the store clerk, demanded money, and fled. On January 21, 2020, Waldo robbed the same Dollar General, again at gun point. Following the third robbery, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Waldo’s residence where they found clothing, gloves, and a mask which matched the description of the items Waldo wore during the robbery. Officers also found a firearm, ammunition, and several stacks of U.S. currency.”

G. Norman Acker III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Elizabeth City Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson prosecuted.

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