DOJ: Gordonsville man pleads guilty in connection with 2020 armed robberies

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Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 11:01 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The U.S. Department of Justice says a Gordonsville man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a series of armed robberies in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Stafford County.

According to court documents, 23-year-old Dominique Dejone Thurston robbed the Oak Hill Market, a BP gas station convenience store, a Kangaroo Gas station, a 7 Day Junior Store, and three different 7-Eleven stores.

Thurston pleaded guilty Friday, October 22, to seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery and two counts of brandishing and possessing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 31, 2022.

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