Wednesday, September 21 2022

BROCKTON — A Boston man who robbed a Brockton cellphone store before shooting police in a high-speed chase in 2019 will spend 16 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. .

On Thursday, Stephan Rosser-Stewart, 31, was sentenced to 16 years in prison with another two years of probation after his prison sentence.

Rosser-Stewart pleaded guilty on March 24 to conspiracy to interfere and interfere with commerce by robbery, to discharge and use a firearm while committing a violent crime and to be a criminal in possession of firearms and ammunition.

In January 2019, Rosser-Stewart and his co-defendants Darius Carter and Diovanni Carter along with Dennis Martin, robbed the manager of a Brockton T-Mobile store with semi-automatic weapons, demanding cash and money. electronic.

Darius Carter hit the store manager in the head with a gun before the men fled with around $25,000 in cash and electronics.

Diovanni Carter drove the getaway car, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

When police found the vehicle, a high-speed chase ensued, with the defendants reaching speeds of over 70 miles per hour in residential areas.

On orders from Diovanni Carter, Rosser-Stewart and Darius Carter fired eight rounds at the pursuing police cars.

Authorities arrested Rosser-Stewart, Darius Carter and Dennis Martin and recovered the stolen phones and cash after an object in the road disabled their vehicle, the office said.

Diovanni Carter fled and was eventually arrested in March 2019.

Due to previous criminal convictions, the four men were prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

Rosser-Stewart had previously been convicted of armed robbery by Suffolk Superior Court and had just been released from prison before the T-Mobile store robbery.

Martin pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery in August 2019 and is expected to be sentenced on September 23 this year.

A federal jury convicted Diovanni Carter in March 2020 and he was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison.

Darius Carter pleaded guilty in March 2021 and was sentenced to 14 years in prison and three years of probation.

“Mr. Rosser-Stewart and his co-defendants … terrorized the Brockton community and endangered innocent lives, all for greed and the pursuit of money,” the US attorney said. Rachel Rollins.

“Today’s sentencing effectively removes this reckless individual from the streets of our Commonwealth, preventing him from endangering other lives.”

“In the aftermath of the brazen armed robbery of the T-Mobile store, Mr. Rosser-Stewart showed complete disregard for public safety while fleeing from police at high speed and shooting at officers,” he said. commented Brockton Police Chief Brenda Perez.

She added: “Violent behavior like this will not be tolerated in our community.”

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