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Man sentenced in 2009 armed robbery string


The last of three defendants involved in a string of armed robberies in the summer of 2009 was sentenced to 235 months in prison today, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Rashard Dean Boyd, 23, of Charlotte was additionally ordered to serve two years of supervised release, and to pay $14,629.62 as restitution at his court appearance Monday.

According to filed documents and statements made in court, Boyd committed 11 robberies between July and August of 2009.  Shameron Waddel Hallman, 25, and his brother, Cameron Jamond Hallman, 20, both of Charlotte, each participated in nine of them with Boyd.

The three men were each charged with, and pleaded guilty to, one count of conspiracy to commit robberies of businesses affecting interstate commerce, also known as "Hobbs Act" robberies, and one count of carrying and brandishing firearms in connection with the robberies.

Court documents show that over the two-month period the defendants targeted businesses located in Charlotte, Huntersville, Concord, Belmont, Denver, Kannapolis and Rock Hill, S.C. The trio robbed nine auto parts stores, a Domino's Pizza store and a Subway restaurant, with a total of 77 individual victims, some of whom were victims in two robberies of the same business.

In all of the robberies, they pointed firearms at the victims, including some young children who were in their parents' arms, and took their personal property and the businesses' property. After one robbery, a victim had to be taken to the hospital with heart problems, the report states.

On October 30, Shameron Hallman was sentenced to 176 months in prison. Cameron Hallman was sentenced to 114 months in prison on October 19. Both of the Hallmans were also ordered to serve two years of supervised release after their release from prison, and to pay restitution in the amount of $14,629.62 to victims.

All three men have been in local federal custody. Upon designation of a federal facility they will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.

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