Rock Island man sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for theft by drug traffickers | Local crime and courts



A Rock Island man was sentenced on November 4 to 13 years and 10 months in prison for conspiring to steal from drug dealers in Quad-Cities.

Terrance Jermaine “TJ” Clay, 44, is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and possession of a firearm for the purpose of robbery, according to a press release from the Office of the United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois.

Kelsey Dwayne Bragg, Clay’s co-accused, was sentenced in February to 15 years and 10 months in prison.

Clay and his co-conspirators placed GPS monitoring devices on the vehicles of drug traffickers they planned to steal in order to monitor the traffickers’ habits and routes to determine when they were likely to have valuable contraband. , indicates the press release.

On November 11, 2017, Clay and his co-conspirators robbed and hijacked two people at gunpoint in Moline. One of the guns was unloaded during the flight and one of the victims was pistol whipped. Clay and his accomplices also set fire to the victim’s car, according to the press release.

Rock Island Police Department; Scott County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office; and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case. Assistant US Attorney Alyssa Raya represented the government in the prosecution.



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