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Co-defendants plead guilty to rash of Raleigh armed robberies

Posted February 4, 2010

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—  Two of 10 people charged in a series of Raleigh armed robberies pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court.

Brian Anthony Johnson, 23, of 821 N. King Charles Road in Raleigh, and Quinton Lamont Battle, 20, of Raleigh, face up to 20 years in prison followed by up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000 for aiding and abetting the robbery of a business.

The group targeted delivery drivers, as well as a taxi driver and Family Dollar store in north Raleigh at which one suspect worked, investigators said. One robbery victim was assaulted and suffered serious injuries.

The armed robberies began in September 2008 and continued through February 2009.
Three of the men’s co-defendants previously pleaded guilty and have been sentenced to prison time for the crimes.

Joseph Andrea Tinsley, 23, of 804 Belmont Drive in Raleigh, faces 158 months in prison.

Christopher Sherod Clay, 22, of Raleigh, got a 48-month sentence.

Anastasia Ashley Richardson, 22, of 1639-B Burgundy St. in Raleigh, was sentenced to 52 months in prison.


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  • dwntwnboy Feb 5, 2010

    "May GOD have mercy on their souls"...I have to disagree. They deserve NO mercy- they didn't have any for the people they assaulted and robbed. They chose the path they are on, they could have stopped after one robbery when they realized the harm they were causing but didn't. They deserve everything the system can throw at them.

  • Sunne Feb 5, 2010

    notagain - You want to bet they have the NAACP on their side? These people are criminals and they pled guilty!

  • notagain1903 Feb 5, 2010

    I am sure they will have the NAACP on their side. The forced busing was not available to them and this is the path they were sent down with out a proper education. Not the fact that the home enviroment did not raise them properly. It was because society let them down by not giving them hand outs!!!

  • YNCSW51 Feb 5, 2010

    Instead of trying to get a education and better themselves they take the less travel road and become career criminals. May GOD have mercy on their souls.

  • 2cents Feb 5, 2010

    ...is surprised....

  • jackieflash42 Feb 5, 2010

    Just another typical story about thugs. C'mon folks, is anyone really surprised here?