November 5, 2014

Dallas Man Sentenced to 384 Months in Federal Prison for Committing Armed Robbery of Several Local Businesses

DALLAS—A man who admitted committing several armed robberies of businesses last year in Dallas, including a gas station, a package store and convenience stores, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Jeremy Jermal Bonner, 25, of Dallas, was sentenced to 384 months (32 years) and one day in federal prison and was ordered to pay $1,675 in restitution. He pleaded guilty in May 2014 to two counts of interference with commerce by robbery and two counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

According to documents filed in the case, on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Bonner, brandishing a firearm at an employee, robbed the Movie Trading Company store located on Camp Wisdom Road in Dallas. On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at approximately 11:48 p.m., Bonner, brandishing a firearm at the business’s owner/manager, robbed the Buy Low Beverage Beer & Wine store located on Zang Boulevard in Dallas.

Bonner also admitted robbing the following Dallas businesses: The Hood Store, a Subway sandwich stop, a Shell gas station, and the Kiest Food Mart in September 2013 and the Waterboy store in August 2013. During each robbery, he brandished a firearm, and during The Hood Store robbery, Bonner shot the clerk and the bullet pierced the clerk’s hand and torso.

This case was investigated by the Dallas Police Department, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michelle Allen-McCoy and Danial Gividen prosecuted.