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RALEIGH, N.C. – A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for robbing multiple businesses in Wake County in early 2019.

According to court documents, Tevan Immanuel Ferguson, 21, was named in an eight-count Indictment filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina on January 24, 2020.  Counts 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 charged Interference of Commerce by Threats or Violence (Hobbs Act Robbery) on February 21, 2019; February 22, 2019; February 24, 2019; February 25, 2019; and February 26, 2019, respectively, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951. Counts 4, 6, and 8 charged Brandishing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence on February 24, 2019; February 25, 2019; and February 26, 2019, respectively, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(ii).

Ferguson committed Hobbs Act Robberies at the Game Stop, 3023 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, on February 21, 2019, Han-Dee Hugo’s Gas Station, 3525 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, on February 22, 2019 and February 24, 2019, La Quinta Inn located at 2610 Westinghouse Blvd. in Raleigh, on February 25, 2019, and the Super 8 Hotel at 3801 Capital Blvd. in Raleigh, on February 26, 2019. Additionally, Ferguson possessed a firearm in furtherance of three of the aforementioned robberies.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The Raleigh Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel W. Smith  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:20-cr-00050-BO.

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