- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Richmond man faces more than 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a string of cigarette distributor robberies.

Karon Grant is scheduled to be sentenced July 7 in federal court in Richmond. He pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of brandishing a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1c3nFKl ) reports that Grant is among five people charged in a series of robberies and hijackings targeting cigarette distributors. The first incident was the hijacking of a van carrying $31,000 worth of cigarettes on Nov. 11, 2014. The last crime was a Feb. 9 robbery at a storage facility in Henrico County.

Grant faces 32 years to life in prison.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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