For Immediate Release - September 17, 2014

Jeffrey T. Leonard Conviction

   District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that on September 8, 2014, Jeffrey T. Leonard (DOB: 05/10/1984) was sentenced in Barnstable Superior Court after pleading guilty to three counts of Masked Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and four counts of Assault.   

   Judge Gary A. Nickerson sentenced Leonard to six to six years and one day committed in State Prison on the Masked Armed Robbery charges, each charge concurrent with each other.  Nickerson further sentenced Leonard to two and one half to two and one half years and one day committed on the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm charge, concurrent with the Robbery charges.  Nickerson sentenced Leonard to probation for two years, the probation to run from and after his State Prison sentence, on the remaining charges.  As conditions of his probation, Nickerson ordered Leonard to stay away and have no contact with the named victims and witnesses and pay restitution.  

   The charges stem from two commercial robberies which occurred in Yarmouth and Dennis, Massachusetts.  On November 19, 2013, in Yarmouth, Leonard robbed two convenience store clerks of $1,025.  During this incident, Leonard was armed with a firearm.  On December 5, 2013, in Dennis, Leonard robbed a convenience store clerk of $508.  During this incident, Leonard was armed and confronted both a customer and the clerk.  On January 22, 2014, Leonard was located in Manchester, New Hampshire, and subsequently returned to Massachusetts for prosecution. 

   The case was investigated by the Yarmouth Police Department, the Dennis Police Department, the Bureau of Criminal Investigations of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department, the Massachusetts State Police, the United States Marshal Service and the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab. 

   The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Edward F.X. Lynch.