CHARLOTESVILLE, Va. — The final two defendants in a four-man team that threatened both an Albemarle County woman and a Charlottesville man at gunpoint pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court.
Corey Raymont Kinney, 48, and Quincy “Boosie” Brock, 27, both of Charlottesville, pleaded guilty to one count each to brandishing and possessing a firearm in a violent crime. Brock also pleaded guilty to committing robbery under Hobbs Law.
Adrian Chevarr Anderson, 39, and Markel Corevis Morton, 43, previously pleaded guilty to participating in both robberies.
“Reducing violent crime in the Western District of Virginia is a cornerstone of this United States Attorney’s Office and we will continue to work with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those who participate in violent and criminal behavior,” U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh said today. “These individuals showed a flagrant disregard for the welfare of others and for that they were held accountable.”
“Tackling violent crime in our communities remains a top priority for the FBI. Through our partnership with the Albemarle County Police Department and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia, we were able to remove four violent felons from the community who will face significant sentences for their crimes. said Stanley M. Meador, special counter chief for the FBI’s Richmond Division. “People with knowledge of violent crimes in their communities are encouraged to contact law enforcement immediately – either call 911, your local police/sheriff, FBI Richmond at 804-261-1044, or send information to tips.FBI.gov.”
“The Albemarle County Police Department remains committed to working with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, such as the United States Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. . This commitment to cooperation is critical to ensuring the safety of citizens, residents and visitors to Albemarle County,” said Col. Sean Reeves, Albemarle County Police Chief.
According to court documents, Morton recruited Brock, Anderson and Kinney to rob a local drug dealer with a promise to split $50,000 in cash he believed was hidden in the drug dealer’s apartment in Albemarle County.
In August 2021, Brock, Anderson and Kinney broke into the apartment and held a victim at gunpoint while the victim’s apartment and car were searched. During the robbery, Brock, Anderson and Kinney took the victim’s phone and other personal items but did not find the $50,000.
When they returned empty-handed, Morton insisted that they locate the drug dealer’s stash of money at a second location on Prospect Avenue in the city of Charlottesville. The four men were armed with firearms when they drove to the second location and stole a safe containing approximately $50,000. As they were leaving the apartment, Brock and Morton were intercepted by a man standing outside and they pointed their guns at him before fleeing.
The Albemarle County Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation led the investigation into the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Heather L. Carlton and Ronald M. Huber prosecuted the case for the United States.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for all. . On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a Violent Crime Reduction Strategy strengthening the NSP based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community organizations that help prevent violence, establishing targeted and strategic strategies implementation priorities and measurement of results.