Former Corrections Officer Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence for Violent Home Invasion Robbery
PHILADELPHIA—Tyreek Styles, 27, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit home invasion robberies. At the time of the crimes, Styles was working as a correctional officer at Curran Fromhold Prison. On September 26, 2014, a federal jury found Styles guilty of conspiracy, Hobbs Acts robbery, and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.
On December 3, 2011, Styles and his co-defendants, Tyrone Styles and Jeramiah Stokes, committed the violent home invasion robbery of the owner of an Upper Darby business. The defendants waited for the owner home to come home and brutally assaulted him in the front yard. They made their way into the home at gunpoint, and forced the business owner’s family to give them money, some of which were business proceeds. Defendant Tyrone Styles fired the gun as the three defendants fled the scene.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Petrese Tucker ordered three years of supervised release and a $300 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Upper Darby Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chun Barry and Thomas Zaleski.