December 7, 2022

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Houston area men sentenced for violent Dollar Tree robberies with firearm

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HOUSTON – Two local men have been ordered to federal prison for their roles in two Houston-area robberies, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Charles Cox, 34, and Jarred Adams, 20, pleaded guilty May 15.

Today, U.S. District Judge David Hittner imposed a 240-month term of imprisonment for Cox, while Adams received 281 months. Both must also serve three years of supervised release following their sentences. At the hearing, the court heard both men apologize to the victims and accept full responsibility of their crimes. In handing down the prison terms, the court noted that the use of weapons was a significant factor in determining their long terms in prison.

On April 13, 2021, the men entered a Dollar Tree store located on FM 1960. Adams shot and injured a clerk to obtain cash. At that time, Cox acted as the getaway driver.

The following day, the men robbed a separate Dollar Tree located on SH 249. They brandished a firearm but no shots were fired.

Cox and Adams have been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Houston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim McAlister prosecuted the case.

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