After entering a not guilty plea to all counts lodged against him in a 2019 robbery spree, a trial date has been set in the case of a Sharpsburg man.
Jury selection in the case of Jequayves Demondre Britt has been scheduled for January 10 in Raleigh before United States District Judge James C. Dever III.
Proposed jury instructions and a proposed voir dire have already been filed in the court record.
Ther robbery spree the indictments are based on include a store in Roanoke Rapids.
His accomplice, Jacob Austin Evans of Gates, took a plea in December to two counts associated with the July 12, 2019, robbery of the Kangaroo Express on Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount and awaits sentencing on September 13.
The indictments against Britt reflect 12 counts of armed robbery and 12 counts of use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
In all, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said at the time, the indictments charge the men robbed or attempted to rob 12 separate businesses in Nash, Wilson, Halifax, Edgecombe, Pitt, and Greene counties in July of 2019.
The Roanoke Rapids robbery occurred around 9:30 the evening of July 16, 2019, police said at the time.
A person entered the store wearing a mask and showed a weapon. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. There were no injuries.
The robber fled the store on foot and a canine track indicated the person traveled north toward the apartment complex behind the business.