Release Date: Monday, August 17, 2009 5 p.m.
Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Kevin Marquise McInnis, 20 years old, previously residing in the 1000 block of Barclay Square, Virginia Beach, Virginia, was found guilty of Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. The Honorable Frederick B. Lowe sentenced McInnis to a total of thirty-three (33) years in the Virginia Penitentiary. Twenty (20) years were suspended conditioned upon twenty (20) years good behavior and supervised probation.
The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on November 27, 2008, the victim was walking alone in the 800 block of 14th Street toward his residence when he was approached by two armed suspects, McInnis and a juvenile co-defendant, who were riding beach cruisers and wearing bandanas. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim and then pushed the victim to the ground. The suspects went through the victim’s pockets removing his cell phone and marijuana. The suspects then stated, “I swear if you move, I’ll kill you.” McInnis and the co-defendant got back on their bikes and went down 14th Street.
On January 15, 2009, McInnis’ co-defendant pled guilty in Juvenile Court to Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Wearing a Mask in Public and Marijuana Possession – 1st Offense and was committed for 3 years to the Department of Juvenile Justice as a Serious Offender.
McInnis has several previous juvenile convictions.
Associate Commonwealth’s Attorney Julie L. Fink prosecuted this case. Please call Julie Pickell if additional information is desired.