Three sentenced in fast food robbery spree

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) – Three people have been sentenced in connection to a fast food robbery spree in several North Carolina cities that started in September 2012.

According to the Elizabeth City Police Department, Trevin Maurice Gibson, Michael Rondale Gibson and Deshaun Entrea Spruill had all entered guilty pleas in November of 2013, and were sentenced Tuesday. The three pleaded guilty to two counts of using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or possessing a firearm in the furtherance of a crime.

Police said they targeted Bojangles, Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s, Popeye’s and Subway in several cities, including Greenville, Farmville and Elizabeth City.

Investigators said a break in the investigation came when an Elizabeth City McDonald’s restaurant was targeted, and police found a weapon and another item containing DNA and fingerprints.

Trevin Gibson was sentenced to 43 years, plus 2 years for violating the terms of his release on a previous federal conviction. He was ordered to pay $21,336 in restitution and to be supervised for 5 years following his release.

Michael Gibson, Trevin’s brother, was sentenced to 36 years in prison, $10,061 in restitution and 5 years supervision after his release.

Deshaun Spruill was sentenced to 33 years, ordered to pay $20,251 and five years of supervision after his release.

The two other defendants in the case, Prentise Wilkins and Marcus Garrett, are scheduled to be sentenced at a later date.

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