From one side of the country to the next, gun crime has been a concern for many years. This holds true in big cities, small towns, and all areas in between.
Many of our New York readers stay current with gun crime stories out of the local area. Recently, a New York man was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison for robbing a credit union in Virginia while brandishing a gun.
After pleading guilty in December, it was only a matter of time before sentencing took place. According to federal authorities, the 47-year-old man was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.
Court documents show that the man's attempt to rob the credit union was broken up by a security guard. However, he did not stop there and robbed a bank in Portsmouth several weeks later. As a result, he fled from the scene, which led to a high speed chase. The pursuit came to an end when he crashed his vehicle into a building.
This story is a good example of just how serious gun crime can be. In addition to the harm that he inflicted at the credit union and bank, the man then put others at risk by fleeing from the scene at a high rate of speed. Additionally, he crashed into a building, causing damage.
There is no excuse for gun crime, but some people get caught up in this at times. When this happens, the accused can consider hiring a criminal law attorney who can protect his or her rights.
Source: Pilot Online, "Man sentenced for Norfolk bank robbery, gun crime" No author given, Mar. 05, 2014