Hampton Homicide Suspect Melvin Orlando Rushing, Jr.
Updated: Friday, 08 Feb 2013, 6:27 PM EST
Published : Friday, 08 Feb 2013, 6:27 PM EST
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A federal jury convicted a Hampton man for his role in a 2009 robbery of a McDonald's, during which he and an accomplice forced employees into a freezer at gunpoint.
According to Peter Carr with the U.S. Attorney's Office, 24-year-old Melvin Rushing was convicted on charges of conspiracy and robbery and could face up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in May. He is also facing a possession of a firearm charge.
Rushing and an accomplice robbed a Hampton McDonald's restaurant May 6, 2009. The two men forced the employees into a freezer at gunpoint and then fled the scene on foot.
Rushing is facing additional charges in connection with a 2010 murder/robbery in Hampto n.
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