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Three Indianapolis men face federal charges for eight armed robberies at cell phone store in 25 days | USAO-SDIN

INDIANAPOLIS — On April 21, 2022, a federal grand jury for the Southern District of Indiana returned a seventeen-count indictment charging Quintez Tucker, 18, of Indianapolis, D’Maurah Bryant, 19 year-old, of Indianapolis, and Robdarius Williams, 19, of Indianapolis with conspiracy and multiple robbery and firearms offenses related to a series of eight armed robberies over the course of twenty-five days. The indictment was made public today after all the accused were arrested.

According to court documents, beginning November 8, 2021 and continuing through December 3, 2021, Tucker, Bryant, Williams and others, including at least two minors, committed eight armed robberies at cell phone stores in Indianapolis and Fishers. Tucker, Bryant, Williams and others planned the robberies and decided which combination of individuals would commit the robbery. Upon entering the cellphone stores, the defendants brandished firearms and stole cellphones, cellphone accessories and US currency from the stores and their customers.

The eight stores affected by the robberies were:

  • Verizon: 11760 Olio Road, Fishers IN
  • T-Mobile: 1560 E.86and Street, Indianapolis, IN
  • T-Mobile: 11725 Fox Road, Indianapolis, IN
  • AT&T: 4850 Southport Road, Indianapolis, IN
  • Verizon: 1950 Kessler Blvd. West Drive, Indianapolis, IN
  • T-Mobile: 1155 East Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, IN
  • T-Mobile: 6929W 38and Street, Indianapolis, IN
  • AT&T: 8855 South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

Each of the defendants is due for their first appearance before a U.S. magistrate on Wednesday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. If convicted on the robbery charges, each faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a Fine of $250,000, for each count. If convicted of brandishing a firearm in pursuit of a violent crime, each faces a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years up to life in prison, five years supervised release and a fine of $250,000, for each count. Actual sentences are determined by a federal district court judge and are generally lower than the maximum sentences.

Zachary A. Myers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and Herbert J. Stapleton, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Field Office in Indianapolis, made the announcement.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case. The Fisherman’s Police Department, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and the Marion County District Attorney’s Office also provided valuable assistance.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lawrence D. Hilton and Kelsey Massa, who are prosecuting the case.

This case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for all. The Department of Justice reinvigorated the PSN in 2017 as part of the department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal law enforcement, state, local and tribal, and the local community to develop strategies based on reducing violent crime.

An indictment is only an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a court.