A man was sentenced this morning after using a firearm to rob a Dollar General, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
Trentin Anton Richardson, 21, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge John F. Heil.
“When Trentin Richardson discharged his gun in the middle of the armed robbery of a Dollar General, he earned himself a direct ticket to the federal penitentiary,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “However, Richardson’s remorse for his actions, as expressed by him at his sentencing hearing, did not go unnoticed and suggests that perhaps this violent criminal behavior was an aberration in an otherwise law-abiding life. I certainly hope so. I want to commend the federal and local law enforcement for their swift response, as well as the victim assistance coordinators who helped the victims, adult and children, in the wake of this violent crime.”
On June 4, 2020, Richardson entered a Dollar General in Sapulpa, OK, locked the door, drew a handgun, and ordered everyone to get on the ground. Richardson then proceeded to demand money from the safe and fired a round into the ceiling. He then took money from the safe and the register as well as money and cell phones from the customers in the store. When officers arrived, they detained Richardson who was wearing a mask to conceal his identity, gloves to hide his tattoos, and carrying a bag of money. Law enforcement also found that Richardson was carrying a loaded Ruger 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Sapulpa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard M. Cella prosecuted the case.