RALEIGH — Antonio Rashaad Dovine was found guilty Friday of conspiring with three others to commit a month-long string of armed robberies around Raleigh during April and May 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Evidence presented at a four-day trial last week showed Dovine, 24, and co-conspirators Erica McClarin, Michael Pryor and Jesse Vickers wielded a shotgun and wore bandanas over their faces, as well as hooded sweatshirts and gloves, to conceal their identities when they robbed or attempted to rob a fast-food restaurant, three hotels and two gas station-convenience stores.
The four bandits netted a total of $6,594 and 22 cartons of cigarettes in the robberies, according to a Department of Justice news release.
At his sentencing scheduled for Feb. 19, 2013, Dovine faces up to 20 years in prison for conspiracy, up to 20 years for each of six robbery charges, up to 10 years for each for three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, and up to life imprisonment consecutive to any other sentence imposed for each of six counts of using a firearm during a robbery.
Each of the other defendants already have pleaded guilty and are also awaiting sentencing.