District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced this week that Mychal Roberts pled guilty Monday, November 2nd, in Washington County Circuit Court for using a firearm to rob several Greenville businesses, including Pizza Hut, Subway, and Double Quick.
With the case set for trial, Roberts chose instead to plead guilty to the charges brought against him. Roberts was sentenced to 24 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with 19 of those years to be served day-for-day behind bars.
The charges stemmed from a string of 2018 armed robberies wherein Roberts would approach store employees, brandishing a pistol, and demand money. When Roberts committed his final robbery at the Double Quick located near Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville Police Department officers were able to arrive on the scene in time to catch Roberts fleeing the premises. The bag Roberts used to carry away his stolen loot burst in the middle of Highway 1, leading GPD officers to follow a trail of dollar bills and change directly to Roberts’ location. Following his arrest, Roberts confessed to not only the Double Quick robbery, but also robberies at Pizza Hut (twice) and Subway.
The case against Roberts was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney M. Austin Frye, who expressed his appreciation for the diligence and dedication of the officers and investigators of the Greenville Police Department. Frye stated that: “Armed robbery is a serious crime with serious consequences – Mychal Roberts will serve the next 19 years in custody. Thanks to the quick work of the Greenville Police Department. Greenville’s businesses and their employees are now safer by having a predatory robber like Mychal Roberts off our streets.”