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Tron Terry Sr. Convicted on Nine of Eighteen Charges


April 30, 2007

For Immediate Release

Lynchburg, Virginia


Tron Dwayne Terry, Sr. of Lynchburg was tried by jury on April 30, 2007 on eighteen charges to include two counts of abduction, three counts of robbery, three counts of malicious wounding, burglary while armed with a deadly weapon and nine firearms charges.

The jury convicted Terry of nine of the charges: both abductions, two robberies, unlawful wounding and four firearms charges, recommending that he serve twenty nine years and six months for these offenses.

The Commonwealth’s evidence established that Terry, along with two other accomplices, approached two men in the parking lot of the Greenbriar Apartments in the early morning hours of August 14, 2006 at gunpoint forcing them into an upstairs apartment where several occupants were then robbed and pistol whipped. After receiving a 911 call from a neighbor, officers of the Lynchburg Police Department arrived on scene during the robbery. This defendant and his accomplices escaped the apartment by shattering its’ sliding glass door, but were apprehended by the police in the apartment courtyard with the victims’ stolen property.

The jury deliberated for approximately four hours before returning with guilty verdicts on nine of the eighteen charges. Terry will be formally sentenced by J. Leyburn Mosby on August 10, 2007.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Gretchen Hutt.