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Eastern District of Virginia
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June 19, 2015

Violent Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Johnathan Davon Coleman, aka “Swag,” 23, of Woodbridge, Virginia, was sentenced today to 84 months in prison, followed by five of supervised release for his role in the armed robbery of an escort.

Coleman pleaded guilty on March 18, 2015, to using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during or in relation to a crime of violence. According to court documents, Coleman, along with another Bloods gang member, robbed an escort at gun point on June 26, 2013, at a Dumfries, Virginia hotel. Coleman set up the escort for the robbery by pretending to be a client. He pushed his way into her hotel room, shoved the victim into a mirror, and ultimately robbed her while brandishing a firearm. Court records also reveal that Coleman took part in a Nov. 10, 2014, assault on a residence that involved attacking an individual who answered the door, throwing bricks through the windows of the residence, and discharging a firearm into the residence. This incident occurred in Prince William County, Virginia.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., Fairfax County Chief of Police; and Stephan M. Hudson, Prince William County Chief of Police; made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the Fairfax County Police Department, and the Prince William County Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger is prosecuting the case with assistance from the Prince William County and Spotsylvania County Commonwealth Attorneys’ Offices.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:15-cr-012.

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