Las Vegas: Kejon Ward sentenced for armed robbery

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Las Vegas man Kejon Ward sentenced to more than seven years in prison for armed robberies at cell phone stores

(STL.News) A Las Vegas man was sentenced today to seven years and 10 months in prison for his role in two armed robberies of cell phone stores in the Las Vegas area.

Neighborhood Kejon (28) pleaded guilty in August 2021 to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of possession of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. In addition to jail time, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Ward to three years of probation.

According to court documents, Ward – along with co-conspirator Rushard Burton and another co-conspirator – stole more than 100 cell phones from two stores on April 28 and June 5, 2017. Ward was on parole at the time, after being convicted before. for a similar armed robbery. During each cellphone store robbery, Ward pointed a gun at the victims inside and threatened to shoot them if they did not comply with his demands.

During the June 5 robbery, Ward entered the store, pulled out the bolt of his handgun, and ordered employees and customers to the back of the store. Ward then pointed the gun at several customers – including a family with children – while Burton stuffed a gym bag with cellphones.

Co-conspirator Burton pleaded guilty in August 2021 to four counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of possession of a firearm in pursuit of a violent crime. He was sentenced in February 2022 to nine years in prison, followed by three years of probation.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Spencer L. Evans for the FBI made the announcement.

This case was a joint investigation by the FBI, the North Las Vegas Police Department, the Metropolitan Las Vegas Police Department and the Henderson Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Burton.

THE SOURCE: USDOJ.Today

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