NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A federal jury convicted a Hampton man for his role in a 2009 robbery of a McDonald's, during which he and an accomplice forced employees into a freezer at gunpoint.
According to Peter Carr with the U.S. Attorney's Office, 24-year-old Melvin Rushing was convicted on charges of conspiracy and robbery and could face up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in May. He is also facing a possession of a firearm charge.
Rushing and an accomplice robbed a Hampton McDonald's restaurant May 6, 2009. The two men forced the employees into a freezer at gunpoint and then fled the scene on foot.
Rushing is facing additional charges in connection with a 2010 murder/robbery in Hampto n.
Newport News police officers are in the middle of a massive operation to get wanted criminals out of the neighborhoods. They are rounding up everyone who has an outstanding warrant.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.