GPS Monitoring System Helps Regulation Enforcement of Males in North Carolina in Case of Theft – The Coastland Occasions
A Raleigh man was sentenced to 71 months in prison on March 17 for robbing the BP gas station at 4330 Louisburg Road in Raleigh. This comes from a press release from the Justice Department in the eastern district of North Carolina.
According to court records, Marvin Newell, 53, walked into a BP gas station in Raleigh on December 30, 2019 and went to the beer aisle. “After selecting several bottles of alcohol, he approached the front counter and asked the clerk for some cigars. After the clerk scanned the goods, Newell inserted his credit card into the card reader as if he was paying, then removed it and asked the clerk to open the cash drawer. Newell again asked the clerk to open the drawer and pointed a finger through his shirt at it as if he had a gun in hand, ”the press release said. “Fearing that Newell had a gun, the clerk opened two drawers and gave the defendant $ 63 in currency and a hidden tracking device stuck between two bills. Newell then directed the clerk to take him to the back of the store, but the clerk refused. Newell left the store with the currency at $ 63 and the merchandise, which was valued at approximately $ 19.
“Law enforcement began looking for Newell and used the tracking device to ping his location. When the officers located Newell and activated her blue lights, he didn’t stop and was driving in the wrong direction on the road, ”the release continued. “Newell tried to escape the area and eventually hit a curb, which disabled the vehicle axle. Newell then fled the officers on foot. Newell was arrested after a brief chase. He opened his hand, which revealed a handful of currency (the currency stolen from the BP gas station) and said, “This is my money.” Law enforcement took control of the currency as well as the hidden prosecutor. “
G. Norman Acker III, U.S. Acting Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announced this after being convicted by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III. Raleigh Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the case and US assistant attorney Daniel W. Smith has been prosecuted.
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