Thursday, January 20, 2022

Man to Serve Six Years for Toano Convenience Store Robbery

Dijon O. Boyd (Courtesy James City County Police)
Dijon O. Boyd (Courtesy James City County Police)

A Williamsburg man was sentenced Thursday to 12 years for the robbery of a Star Express convenience store in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court.

Dijon Boyd pleaded guilty to one count of felony robbery last November as part of a plea agreement that saw one charge of use of a firearm in commission of a felony against him dropped.

Boyd, along with co-defendant Donte Nelson, was accused of entering the Toano convenience store in December 2014 and holding two employees at gunpoint before robbing them and forcing them into a freezer.

Two other individuals charged in the matter, Dominnic Christian and Tysean Ransome, were accused of waiting outside in the getaway car.

When he appeared before the court Thursday, Boyd was sentenced to 12 years with six years suspended, leaving him to serve a total of six years. He will remain on probation for a period of five years after his release.

Boyd is the last suspect in the case to be sentenced. Nelson was sentenced to 23 years in prison with 15 years suspended after his guilty plea on one count of felony robbery and one count of use of a firearm the commission of a felony.

Christian was sentenced to 15 years with 11 years and six months suspended after pleading guilty to felony robbery. Ransome had all charges against him dropped.

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