4 Tampa Bay area men face life in prison for impersonating police, DOJ says

4 Tampa Bay area men face life in prison for impersonating police, DOJ says

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Four Tampa Bay area men faceAs high as life in federal prison after authorities said they committed several armed robberies, home invasions, and shootings while dressed as police officers, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office stated.

According to authorities, the following were stated. menThey were charged with conspiracy, Hobbs Act robbery, as well as brandishing and discharge firearms. inThe commission of violence crimes:

  • Reginald “Rudy”Roberts, 22 years old, Lakeland
  • Nathaniel Keith (*4*) Carr, 28, of Riverdale,
  • Daniel “D-Jack”Jackson, 29 years old, of Winter Haven,
  • Chrishawn “Baby” De’Earl Butler, 22, of Brooksville

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According to an indictment the four were men “engaged in a conspiracy to rob individuals they suspected were distributing narcotics”Between December 2020 and April 20,21

Authorities stated that the menThey were also involved inA string of at minimum five armed robberies in Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, and Lee counties — three of which resulted in shootings.

“While committing these crimes, [the man] impersonated law enforcement officers by wearing black clothing, gloves, and masks — often with law enforcement insignia, or vests with “Sheriff”The news release said that it was affixed.

Authorities stated that certain robberies were accompanied by the menAlso available in droves inA black Dodge Durango and a white Chevrolet Malibu with blue lights and sirens.

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If convicted of all charges, the four menEach faceA maximum penalty of life in federal prison.

Roberts, Butler also faceMinimum term 31 years in federal prisonJackson will serve a minimum of 24 years in prison. in federal prisonCarr is subject to a minimum term of 14 years. in federal prison.

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