Washington, D.C. Man Pleads Guilty to Two Armed Robberies in Prince George’s County
GREENBELT, MD—Gregory Evans, age 28, of Washington, DC, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler.
According to Evans’ plea agreement, on January 22, 2014, Evans and others robbed a store in the 4100 block of Southern Avenue in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Evans and a co-conspirator forced a store employee at gunpoint to open the cash register. While Evans was taking the money from the cash register, his co-conspirator placed a gun to the head of a second victim and stole $785 from the victim’s pockets.
A little over an hour later, Evans and two co-conspirators entered a liquor store located in the 3300 block of Walters Lane in District Heights, Maryland. Evans brandished a black handgun, jumped over the counter, pointed the gun at store employees and ordered the employees to lay on the ground. A second conspirator brandished a silver handgun and stood by the front door. A third, unidentified co-conspirator jumped the counter and removed money from a cash register. Evans then pointed the gun at one of the employees and ordered the employee to open another cash register. Evans then took the money from that register, opened another cash register and removed money from that register as well. Evans and the co-conspirators then left the liquor store, got into a van and fled the area.
A witness saw Evans and the co-conspirators leave the store and followed them. The witness called 911 and relayed a partial Maryland tag number. Law enforcement located the van and pursued the van into Washington DC, where the van came to a stop near 57th Street and Clay Place, NE. Officers saw three or four individuals exit the van and run away. Officers apprehended Evans and co-defendant, Donnell Calloway.
Law enforcement is seeking the identity of the third co-conspirator. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of that individual, whose photo is at the bottom of this release. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 410-265-8080.
Calloway, age 28, of Washington, DC, is charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. He is currently in federal custody on charges filed in Washington, D.C.
Evans faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the robbery and a mandatory minimum of seven years and up to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow scheduled sentencing for Evans on September 23, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Evans remains in federal custody.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Sullivan and Special Assistant United States Attorney Gerald A. A. Collins, a cross designated Maryland Assistant Attorney General assigned to Exile cases, who are prosecuting the case.