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North Las Vegas man sentenced to 30 years

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Posted at 2:39 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 17:39:23-04

A North Las Vegas man with a violent criminal history who robbed a convenience store and gas station with a long-barreled shotgun in 2011 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Tracey Brown, 40, was convicted by a jury in 2015 of one count of interference with commerce by robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. A co-defendant, Teshae Gallon, pleaded guilty in 2013 to brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Brown has six violent felony convictions in Nevada. In 1994, he was convicted of burglary and grand larceny auto while possessing a shotgun. In 2000, he was convicted of burglary with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon, as well as conspiracy to commit robbery. In 2010, he was convicted of robbery. In 2015, he was convicted of multiple counts of first degree kidnapping, burglary with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary and robbery.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the Las Vegas Deputy City Marshal Unit as part of the Safe Streets Task Force and Project Safe Neighborhoods program. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Cowhig.