Marshall Antonio Monroe, James Edward Tyer, and
Christopher Rondell Rogers were charged with numerous offenses
related to a series of robberies that occurred on October 28 and
30, 2007. A jury convicted them of Hobbs Act conspiracy, 18
U.S.C. § 1951 (2006) (Count One), and three Hobbs Act robberies,
18 U.S.C. § 1951 (Counts Two, Three, Four), in connection with
the October 28 robberies. Monroe and Tyer also were convicted
of Hobbs Act robbery in connection with the October 30 robbery
(Count Five), three counts of brandishing a firearm during a
crime of violence, 18 U.S.C.A. § 924(c)(1)(A)(ii) (West Supp.
2010) (Counts Six, Seven, Eight), in connection with the
October 28 robberies, and possession of an unregistered firearm,
26 U.S.C. §§ 5845(a), 5861(d), 5871 (2006) (Count Thirteen).
Monroe was convicted of an additional § 924(c)(1)(A)(ii)
violation (Count Nine) in connection with the October 30
robbery. Tyer was convicted on two counts of being a felon in
possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (2006) (Counts
Eleven, Twelve). Finally, Rogers was convicted of one
§ 922(g)(1) violation (Count Ten).
On motion of the United States, the district court
dismissed Counts Six-Ten. Rogers was sentenced to 240 months in
prison. Tyer and Monroe each received an aggregate sentence of