DALLAS — A
federal grand jury returned a eleven-count superseding indictment yesterday
charging nine men with various violent offenses stemming from several armed
robberies in North Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern
District of Texas.
Yesterday’s indictment supersedes the August 2017
indictment by adding four defendants and additional robbery offenses. The
following defendants, mostly from Cedar Hill, Texas, are 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
Darius Devvion Hinton, aka “Stanka,” 20
Billterious Dominique Lewis, aka “Bill T,” 21
Xavion Mitchell George, 23
Louis Davis, 20
The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned
later next week.
According to documents filed in the case, between October 2016 and May 2017,
the defendants, led by Lampkin, committed a series of at least seven and up to
forty 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 one count 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.