DALLAS — A federal grand jury in Dallas returned an
indictment yesterday charging five violent north Texas men with multiple
charges related to violent robberies that occurred in north Texas, announced
U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Each of the
below-listed defendants, mostly from Cedar Hill, Texas, is charged with at
least one count of interference with commerce by robbery:
aka “K3” and “Kc,” 20
Gilbert, aka “Slim,” 21
Givens, aka “Had,” 21
Ross Johnson, aka “TJ,” 21
Dill, 19, of Dallas
The defendants will make their initial
appearances in federal court later this week.
According to documents filed in the case, between October 2016 and May 2017,
the defendants committed a series of at least seven and up to twenty-one
robberies at various motels, hotels, and other commercial establishments
throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The robbery crew performed
surveillance of victims and targeted locations and utilized firearms to
intimidate their victims, often pointing guns at the heads of tellers and
cashiers during the robberies.
The robbers often disguised themselves during the robberies by wearing dark
clothes, hoodies, and other items meant to conceal their true identity,
including a distinguishable fake blue beard connected to a stocking cap.
A federal indictment is an accusation by a federal grand jury, and a defendant
is entitled to the presumption of innocence unless proven guilty. If convicted,
however, each interference with commerce by robbery count in the indictment
carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in
federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Lampkins is also charged with
two counts of using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm in
furtherance of a crime of violence. The firearm count carries a maximum statutory penalty of life in federal prison and a
case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Plano
Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, Addison Police Department,
Farmers Branch Police Department, Grand Prairie Police Department, Arlington
Police Department, Lewisville Police Department, Sulphur Springs Police
Department, Dallas Police Department, and Cedar Hill Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl in charge of the prosecution.