Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 11, 2016
Richmond Men Sentenced for Multiple Armed Robberies
RICHMOND, Va. – Tramaine Standberry, 21, and Joshua Wright, 22, of Richmond, were sentenced today to 192 and 276 months in prison, respectively, for a robbery and brandishing a firearm during a robbery.
Standberry and Wright were found guilty on Dec. 9, 2015. According to court documents, Standberry and Wright were under surveillance for suspicion of having committed several robberies in and around Richmond in April 2015. While under surveillance on April 29, 2015, the men robbed a 7-Eleven at 3600 Mechanicsville Turnpike stealing money and lottery tickets. Officers gave pursuit on the ground and from the air and arrested the men hiding in a neighborhood near the 7-Eleven. One of the firearms found was directly connected by forensic evidence to a robbery on April 4, 2015, where one of the men fired at a safe containing lottery tickets. Officers also later discovered the men on film cashing lottery tickets stolen during the April 4 robbery, and found event tickets stolen from the April 4 robbery in Standberry’s home.
At sentencing, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson found that the men also participated in robberies which occurred on April 4, 2015, and April 19, 2015, in Henrico.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Hudson. This case was investigated by officers and detectives with the ATF; Henrico County Police Division; Chesterfield County Police; and the Richmond Police Department in conjunction with the FBI’s Central Virginia Violent Crime Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen E. Anthony and Peter S. Duffey prosecuted the case.