NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Two men were sentenced for a series of 7-Eleven robberies across Hampton Roads last year.
Ronald Randolph McKinney, 22, of Suffolk was sentenced last Tuesday to more than 17 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. His co-conspirator, 20-year-old Anthony Deshaune Lewis of Portsmouth, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 15 years in prison, followed by five years supervised release.
According to Deanna Warren with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, McKinney and Lewis must also pay $1,214.31 in restitution.
McKinney and Lewis both pleaded guilty to the same charges in April: brandishing, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and conspiracy to interfere with commerce robbery.
According to court documents, the pair robbed seven 7-Eleven convenience stores on May 17 and 18 last year. They robbed stores in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News, alternating roles as gunman and getaway driver. Both were identified as suspects by victims.
Warren said after his arrest, McKinney gave a full and detailed confession to the robbery spree.
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