Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Choose Stephanie A. Gallagher sentenced Noland Rheubotton, age 57, of Baltimore, Maryland, yesterday to10 years in federal jail, adopted by three years of supervised launch, for an armed industrial theft and for brandishing a firearm throughout a criminal offense of violence.
On November 29, 2022, Choose Gallagher sentenced co-defendant James Featherstone, age 60, of Baltimore, to 10 years in federal jail, adopted by 5 years of supervised launch, for a similar crime.
The sentence was introduced by United States Legal professional for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Particular Agent in Cost Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Subject Workplace; Chief Henry Trabert of the Aberdeen Police Division; and Chief Teresa Walter of the Havre de Grace Police Division.
In response to their responsible pleas, on December 22, 2019, Rheubottom and Featherstone entered a gasoline station comfort retailer in Aberdeen, Maryland. The defendants brandished handguns and robbed the shop of money and lotter scratch-off tickets. Rheubottom and Featherstone additionally robbed a retailer worker of money earlier than they fled in a silver Toyota Corolla.
Aberdeen Police Division (“APD”) officers responding to the theft noticed the silver Toyota Corolla. An APD officer tried to detain the automobile and occupants at gunpoint, however the automobile fled and entered I-95. Law enforcement officials adopted the automobile and tried to cease the automobile whereas it was touring on I-95. At one level, the automobile swerved in try to strike one of many police automobiles. The suspect automobile then exited I-95 and headed in the direction of Havre de Grace. Havre de Grace law enforcement officials joined the pursuit. In the end, officers positioned cease sticks within the roadway which deflated the Toyota’s tires. The defendants then drove the automotive right into a police barricade and Rheubottom and Featherstone have been taken into custody.
Through the search of the Toyota Corolla, legislation enforcement officers recovered a Colt, .38 particular revolver handgun, on the entrance passenger floorboard of the automobile. A bag was additionally positioned within the automobile, which contained Maryland lottery tickets, coin rolls, and free money. Regulation enforcement additionally recovered from the automobile a Maryland driver’s license in Featherstone’s identify, mail addressed to Featherstone, two cell telephones, gloves, and a black hood.
This case is a part of Mission Secure Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing collectively all ranges of legislation enforcement and the communities they serve to cut back violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everybody. On Could 26, 2021, the Division launched a violent crime discount technique strengthening PSN primarily based on these core rules: fostering belief and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that assist stop violence from occurring within the first place, setting targeted and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the outcomes.
United States Legal professional Erek L. Barron recommended the FBI, the Aberdeen Police Division, and the Havre de Grace Police Division for his or her work within the investigation. Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Legal professional John W. Sippel, Jr, who prosecuted the case.
For extra data on the Maryland U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace, its priorities, and sources out there to assist the group, please go to https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/project-safe-neighborhoods-psnexile and https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/community-outreach.
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