CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 22-year-old Beaumont resident
has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction for robbery and
brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan
K. Patrick. Dveaunta Montez Hall pleaded guilty Dec. 17, 2018.
Today, Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey
sentenced Hall to 100 months in federal prison - 16 months for the robbery
offense as well as a 84-month consecutive term for brandishing a firearm during
a crime of violence. The prison term will be immediately followed by five years
of supervised release.
On March 14, 2018, the Corpus Christi Police Department
(CCPD) responded to an aggravated robbery at the Whataburger located in the
4100 block of South Staples. Hall had entered the business and pointed an
assault rifle at employees and customers inside while demanding money from the
register. The male then fled the location on foot.
Shortly thereafter, responding officers located Hall, who
still had the assault rifle in his possession, near the location. During the
investigation, officers discovered Hall had stolen the assault rifle from a
nearby apartment shortly before committing the robbery.
Hall will remain in federal custody pending transfer to a
U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.
CCPD and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt is
prosecuting the case.