Federal jury convicts Fort Worth man of robbery of Grand Prairie T-Mobile store
Following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor, a federal jury has convicted Nathaniel Roshaun Bowens, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, of five counts relating to the robbery of Dallas/Fort Worth area T-Mobile stores including the store on Interstate 20 in Grand Prairie, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
On June 28, 2016, Bowens entered the T-Mobile store located at 2205 W. IH-20, Grand Prairie, Texas, and obtained numerous electronic devices and money from T-Mobile employees by threatened force, violence, and fear of immediate injury to the employees by using and brandishing a firearm.
Bowens also robbed T-Mobile stores in Fort Worth and Mansfield.
Bowens was convicted of one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, two counts of interference with commerce by robbery, and two counts of using carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
The conspiracy count carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Each interference with commerce by robbery count a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Each firearm count carries a maximum statutory penalty of life in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Bowens has been in custody since his arrest in January 2017. Sentencing has been set for July 17, 2017.
The case was investigated by the FBI, Fort Worth Police Department, Mansfield Police Department, Grand Prairie Police Department, Arlington Police Department, and the Dallas Police Department.