Kentucky Woman Sentenced for Armed Robbery of Convenience Store
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 15, 2010|
INDIANAPOLIS—Teresa Gayle Bellamy, 49, formerly of Paducah, KY, was sentenced to 114 months in prison today by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young following her guilty plea to armed robbery and use of a firearm during a crime of violence, announced Joseph H. Hogsett, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force and the Evansville Police Department.
On September 19, 2009, Bellamy entered the Moto-Mart convenience store on North Green River Road in Evansville wearing a disguise and proceeded to rob the clerk while armed with a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. Bellamy was arrested approximately 20 minutes after the robbery by Evansville police officers in possession of cash taken during the robbery.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who prosecuted the case for the government, Chief Judge Young also imposed three years’ supervised release following Bellamy's release from prison. During the period of supervised release, Bellamy must submit to testing for illegal drugs and participate in counseling programs.