A 27-year-old Mastic man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in September 2022 for his role in multiple gunpoint robberies that occurred throughout Suffolk County in 2021.
According to the investigation and the defendant’s admissions during his guilty plea allocution, Jvon Creighton and co-defendant Marcus Brown, 34, of Coram, participated in a string of gunpoint gas station robberies that occurred from October 2021 to December 2021. In each of the robberies, the convenience store clerks were held at gunpoint while Creighton and Brown demanded cash.
Creighton and Brown pleaded guilty and were sentenced for robberies that took place on the following dates:
- October 24, 2021 – 7-Eleven, 1201 Montauk Highway, East Patchogue
- October 26, 2021 – Holla Dollar & Variety’s, 1566 Montauk Highway, Bellport
- October 27, 2021 – 7-Eleven, 1670 Middle Country Road, Ridge
- November 3, 2021 – 7-Eleven, 1074 Motor Parkway, Central Islip
- December 12, 2021 – BP gas station, 1460 Veterans Memorial Highway, Islandia
- December 12, 2021 – 7-Eleven, 1224 Old Nichols Road, Islandia
During the final robbery on December 12, 2021, Brown pistol-whipped a 7-Eleven clerk in the head twice, causing bleeding and facial wounds that required 25 sutures to close. Approximately $10,000 in cash proceeds were taken during the series of robberies.
On September 26, 2022, Creighton pleaded guilty before Supervising Judge of the County Court and Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Richard Ambro, to four counts of first-degree robbery (a Class B violent felony), four counts of second-degree robbery (a Class C violent felony), and second-degree assault (a Class D violent felony). On April 13, 2023, Judge Ambro sentenced Creighton to 10 years in prison. The District Attorney’s Office recommended a sentence of 14 years at the time of his plea.
On July 5, 2022, Brown pleaded guilty before Judge Ambro to eight counts of first-degree robbery (a Class B violent felony), eight counts of second-degree robbery (a Class C violent felony), and second-degree assault (a Class D violent felony). On October 19, 2022, Judge Ambro sentenced Brown to 10 years in prison. The District Attorney’s Office argued for a sentence of 18 years.
“This defendant, while released on parole supervision, along with his co-defendant, terrorized hard-working small business owners, robbing them of their money at gunpoint,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney. “These were vicious robberies; one victim needed 25 sutures to close facial wounds following a pistol-whipping. Such gratuitous violence will not be tolerated in Suffolk County.”