Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Armed Robbery

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man has been sentenced for an armed robbery of a business during which an employee was duct taped to a chair and pistol-whipped.

A news release from Raleigh-based federal prosecutors Friday said that Dexter Jamal Williams was sentenced to 14 years in prison after previously pleading guilty to charges related to armed robbery.

The news release said that Williams and two others robbed the Royal Eco Marketing Company in Raleigh in December of 2019, taking $20,000 worth of merchandise from the business.

“During the robbery, the defendants duct-taped the store manager to a chair, and repeatedly pistol-whipped and assaulted him before stealing over $20,000 worth of merchandise from the business,” said the news release from prosecutors.

An employee from the business fired at the suspect's cars and wounded Williams, according to the news release.

The two other defendants have also pleaded guilty.