Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Calvin Lee Stevenson, Jr. Sentenced to 42 Years for Convictions for Armed Robbery, Carjacking, and Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

Edmund A. Booth, Jr., United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, announced that Calvin Lee Stevenson, Jr., indicted by a federal grand jury in April 2008, was sentenced June 22 in U.S. District Court in Augusta following his convictions by a jury in February 2009 of Conspiracy to Rob a Credit Union, Armed Robbery of a Credit Union, Carjacking and two counts of Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence.

Booth noted that the evidence at trial showed that in December, 2007 that Stevenson conspired with other individuals to rob the Richmond Community Federal Credit Union located at EZGO on Marvin Griffin Road in Augusta and that Stevenson carried out the plan when he and two other codefendants robbed the credit union of more than $30,000 in December, 2007. It was further proven by the evidence that immediately prior to the armed robbery that Stevenson and others carjacked a 74 year old victim and then used the carjacked vehicle during the commission of the armed robbery.

Booth stated that Stevenson was sentenced to a total of 42 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release. According to Booth, Stevenson was sentenced to 5 years in prison for the conspiracy conviction, 10 years in prison for the armed robbery conviction, 10 years in prison for the carjacking conviction, and a mandatory minimum of 32 years in prison for the firearms convictions to run consecutive to the 10 year sentences.

The investigation involved the cooperative efforts of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; The government is being represented by Assistant United States Attorneys Patricia Green Rhodes and Stephen Inman.

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