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Case Number: 4:19-cr-00560
Judge: Vanessa Gilmore
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Harris County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Houston, Texas criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with robbery, brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
Dametric Marquise Hunter, age 24, and Co-defendant Joshua Dawayne Prater, 23, Houston, pleaded guilty to one count each of robbery and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
In January and February of 2019, Hunter, Prater and others committed a series of commercial armed robberies, including several that took place at Walgreens stores.
On Feb. 12, 2019, a joint task force operation resulted in the surveillance and arrest of Hunter and Prater as they fled a robbery at a Walgreens on Westheimer Parkway in Fort Bend County. A shoot-out ensured and two others believed to be involved in the robbery were killed.
The investigation led to the discovery that Hunter and Prater also committed to multiple robberies in 2019.
Both men have been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Michael Lewis and Matthew Roy Peneguy are prosecuting the case.
AIDING AND ABETTING INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY ROBBERY
AIDING AND ABETTING DISCHARGING OF A FIREARM DURING AND IN RELATION TO A CRIME OF VIOLENCE
INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY ROBBERY
CARRY AND BRANDISHING A FIREARM DURING AND RELATION TO A CRIME OF VIOLENCE
Outcome: Hunter was sentenced to serve a total of 234 months in federal prison. The sentence will be immediately followed by five years of supervised release.