Rockford, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Rockford man,
Mr. McKinley Hoarde was sentenced to 66 months’ imprisonment for the
The sentencing was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Celinez Nunez, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; and Jeffrey Sallet, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret J. Schneider.
Also charged is RICKY WOODS, 22, of Rockford, who on Sept. 27, 2018, pleaded guilty to the robbery and the gun charge.
Both men admitted that after arriving at the U.S. Cellular store they pulled out and pointed their guns at the only employee at the store. One of them grabbed the employee by the shirt collar and pulled the employee to the back room of the store, where they ordered the employee to the ground. Hoarde and Woods then took cellular phones from the store and removed electrical equipment from the wall in an attempt to disable the security system, before running out of the store.
Sentencing for Woods is set for Dec. 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment for the robbery, and a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for the firearms offense. The sentence imposed for the firearms offense is required to be consecutive to any other sentence imposed. Each charge against Woods also carries a potential fine of up to $250,000.
This is a release from the United States Department of Justice.