MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) A man was sentenced in federal court Friday for his role in a violent home invasion and kidnapping that, the victim says, traumatized a child that was present during the attack.
District Court Judge Kristi Dubose ordered that Nobles serve a total sentence of 22 years
imprisonment, to be followed by a supervised release term of five years. She also imposed the
special mandatory assessment of $300, but no fine.
Brandon Jarrod Nobles, 26, entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to use a gun and carry a firearm in connection with a crime of violence and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, the use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and kidnapping.
In July of 2012, Nobles and two other men, Zerrick Robinson and Miller Griffin, broke into a residence shouting "FBI" and "Police".
They were after drugs and money from one of the occupants of the residents.
When the trio didn't get what they wanted, they shot one victim and kidnapped the other.
The female victim who was kidnapped was held for ransom while Nobles and the others used cell phones to make calls to collect money for her release.
The kidnap victim made a statement in court about her ordeal, and how the violence of
the incident at her residence had adversely affected her minor child.
She explained that the child was present when Nobles and the others broke into the home, assaulted her, shot her husband,and took her away at gunpoint.
She told the judge that she could not take her child to any event where police were present, like parades and circuses, because the child had been traumatized by the actions of Nobles and his co-defendants that night at her home when they broke in, claiming to be the police.
The case was investigated by the Chickasaw Police Department, the Federal Bureau of
Investigations, the Mobile Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,
It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United
States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.