Man Gets Life For Armed Robbery Of Nine Mile Raceway Station

May 31, 2017

A man is headed to prison for life for the armed robbery of a Raceway on Nine Mile Road in 2016.

Ryan Erick Cheney, 41, was convicted of armed robbery with a firearm with discharge by Circuit Judge  Edward P. Nickinson. Following his conviction, Nickinson immediately sentenced Cheney to life in state prison. Since there is no parole in Florida, Cheney will serve the remainder of his life in prison.

On June 15, 2016, Cheney and co-defendant, Joseph Reynolds, entered the Raceway Gas Station on Nine Mile Road, while Reynolds acted as a lookout, Cheney pointed the firearm at the clerk and demanded money and cigarettes. Cheney discharged the  firearm into the floor towards the clerk. Both defendants fled the scene in the getaway vehicle waiting outside driven by co-defendant, Hunter Lafoe. All three defendants were apprehended a few days later.

During the course of the investigation, a bulletin was sent out to law enforcement agencies across the country. Cheney was identified by an agency in New Hampshire. Cheney has an outstanding warrant in New Hampshire for a pending armed robbery charge. Also, Cheney had a prior conviction of robbery and served more than five years in prison in New Hampshire.

On May 26, 2017, Joseph Reynolds pleaded no contest to the charge of robbery with a deadly weapon and Lafoe pleaded no contest to the charge of principal to robbery with a deadly weapon. Both Reynolds and Lafoe will be sentenced on August 29, 2017 before Nickinson.

Reynolds, who was the lookout, faces up to 20 years in state prison for his role in the robbery. Lafoe, who was the getaway driver, faces up to 10 years in state prison for his role in the robbery.


2 Responses to “Man Gets Life For Armed Robbery Of Nine Mile Raceway Station”

  1. Commenter on June 1st, 2017 1:39 am

    so instead of $126.75 he gets three hots and a cot and cable tv provided by john q taxpayer… old school would’ve been bye bye hands. just saying

  2. mick on May 31st, 2017 8:22 am

    Judge give the other scumbags the max sentence.

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