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‘Serial Armed Robber’ Sentenced to 24 Years in Federal Prison

Terrian Jovan Knight | courts | crime

He tried to rob the assistant manager of a St. Petersburg Family Dollar store as the manager was leaving. The U.S. attorney says that, during the robbery, he shot and wounded the manager as he laid on the ground.

TAMPA – A St. Petersburg man who committed four armed robberies was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida called Terrian Jovan Knight, 30, of St. Petersburg, a serial armed robber. Knight pleaded guilty June 10 to brandishing and discharging a firearm during the course of several robberies. Knight must forfeit the firearm he used.

According to court documents, from Jan. 14, 2019, to July 26, 2019, Knight committed a spree of four armed robberies of stores in the St. Petersburg area.

On July 30, 2019, Knight tried to rob the assistant manager of a St. Petersburg Family Dollar store as the manager was leaving. During the robbery, Knight produced a firearm then shot the manager as he laid on the ground, wounding him.

Knight fled the scene, hiding in a retention pond area for about seven hours. He was later taken into custody by law enforcement and the firearm was recovered.

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