Three Florida men have each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, and brandishing and discharging firearms in the commission of crimes of violence.
Reginald Roberts, 22, Lakeland, a/k/a/ “Rudy,” Nathaniel Keith Carr, 28, Riverdale, a/k/a “Nate,” and Chrishawn De’Earl Butler, 22, Brooksville), a/k/a “Baby, each faces a minimum mandatory sentence ranging from 14 to 21 years, up to life, in federal prison. Sentencing dates have not yet been set.
According to the plea agreements, and as depicted in the attached photographs introduced at the initial appearance hearing on May 12, 2021, between December 2020 and April 2021, Roberts, Carr, Butler, and others conspired to rob individuals they suspected of distributing narcotics.
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During that time, the conspirators engaged in numerous armed robberies in Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, and Lee counties, some of which resulted in shootings.
While committing these offenses, the trio impersonated law enforcement officers by wearing black clothing, gloves, and masks, often with law enforcement insignia, or vests with “Sheriff” affixed.
In addition, during certain robberies, the three men drove a black Dodge Durango and white Chevrolet Malibu equipped with blue lights and sirens.
Co-conspirator Jasmine Weber (28, Tampa) has also pleaded guilty, and is pending sentencing. Indicted co-conspirators Daniel Jackson and Darius Hudson are pending trial.
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An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
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