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Moultrie residents sentenced in federal court

Robbers of Coolidge store to spend time in prison

MOULTRIE — Federal officials have confirmed that two Moultrie residents have been sentenced for the March armed robbery of a Coolidge Dollar General store.

Nyneson S. Jeudy, 21, and Jarrett J. Sutton, 22, received sentences in Valdosta by Senior United States District Judge Hugh Lawson, a release from the office of Michael J. Moore U.S. attorney, Middle District of Georgia states.

Jeudy was sentenced to serve 141 months imprisonment for the robbery, with Sutton ordered to serve 70 months in prison, the release states. As a part of his sentence, Jeudy and Sutton must each pay restitution to Dollar General in the amount of $2,300 and a total of $47 to two employees of the store at the time of the robbery, court officials say.

As a part of his plea of guilty, Jeudy admitted to carrying and pointing a firearm at employees when he entered the Dollar General to commit the crime, officials say. While Sutton admitted to participating in the robbery of the store and its employees, he did not possess a firearm at the time of the robbery, the release states. According to the statement, the store’s video tape of the robbery shows Sutton armed with both a rifle and a handgun.

“This case is another example of the senseless use of a firearm during a crime,” said U.S. Attorney, Michael Moore in a statement. “The sentences imposed will give both Mr. Jeudy and Mr. Sutton a long time to think about what they did. When you use a gun in a crime, you can expect to spend a long, long time in prison.”

The case was investigated jointly by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office and the Coolidge, Georgia Police Department, officials say, with Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McCullers prosecuting for the Government.